A couple snaps of books by Australian authors that have managed to find themselves a place on the shelves of American bookstores:
The above photo was taken at Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Boswell was recently featured in a Huffington Post article (http://tiny.cc/16zbn) about favorite independent bookstores; since it was the closest such bookstore to me, I paid it a visit just the other day. Imagine my delight when I saw Christos Tsiolkas's The Slap in the "Staff Recommendations" section. If you look closely at the label, it describes the book as "Franzen-esque"!
This copy of Gail Jones's Sorry was found in the "Customer Favorites Fiction" section of the Union Square Barnes & Noble in New York City. Not sure how exactly this title made its way into this section, but I think it's safe to assume that it wasn't based on sales figures! Anyway, nice to see such a fine Australian author featured so prominently in such a prominent American bookstore!