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Operation Angus finally falls out of the top 10

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

After nearly three months at various positions near the top of multiple national bestsellers lists,  Operation Angus seems finally to have fallen out of the top 10 (at least for now). This is one of the longest bestseller runs among my novels, so I’m thrilled and grateful. It’s altogether possible that the imminent retail frenzy of the holiday season may boost the novel back into the top 10, but I’m not holding my breath. I do want to thank Canadians from coast to coast to coast for their support of Operation Angus, particularly in the face of friendly competition from so many Canadian blockbuster titles that entered the market around the same time, oh yes, and that small matter of the pandemic. I’ve received dozens of emails from readers across the country and have tried to respond to every one of them. I couldn’t have asked for more. I’ve had lots of events, mainly virtual, with plenty more scheduled to keep pushing the book (in a friendly, no-pressure way). Onwards!Operation Angus 3D cover (smaller file)

Operation Angus Bestseller Roundup: Week #10

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021

Still holding on, but with Omar El Akkad’s What Strange Paradise just named as the 2021 Giller Prize winner, we know his wonderful book is headed straight up the charts. Thrilled and grateful to be still on the list after ten weeks.

CBC List Nov 6

RCC Indie Bestsellers Nov 7

Operation Angus Bestseller Roundup: Week #9

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

Still hanging in there. Thanks all!

CBC List Nov 1

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 31

Operation Angus Bestseller Roundup: Week #8

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

It’s now been nearly two months since Operation Angus hit bookstores. I’m heartened (okay, tickled and thrilled would be more accurate) that it’s still hanging around on at least some bestsellers lists. Filled with gratitude.

CBC List Oct 23

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 24

Operation Angus Bestseller Roundup: Week #7

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

As expected, Operation Angus, after seven weeks, has fallen off the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail Canadian Fiction bestsellers lists, largely due to the recent arrival of a few blockbuster books, including another Louise Penny novel she’s co-written with none other than Hillary Clinton! Naturally it went straight to number 1. Well, we had a great run! But we’re hanging tough on the CBC bestsellers list and the Retail Council of Canada list. I couldn’t be more pleased to still be on at least some of the bestsellers lists nearly two months after the novel was launched. I feel very fortunate and grateful to readers and booksellers across the country.

CBC List Oct 16

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 17

Operation Angus Bestseller List Roundup: Week #6

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Still holding on after six weeks on at least a few lists. Thanks, all.

CBC List Oct 9

G&M Oct 16

Toronto Star Oct 13

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 10

Operation Angus Bestseller List Roundup: Week #5

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Still hanging in there after five weeks. Thanks, all.

CBC List Oct 2

G&M Oct 9

Toronto Star Oct 6

RCC Indie Bestsellers Oct 3

Operation Angus Bestseller List Roundup: Week #4

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

After four weeks, Operation Angus is still hanging in on the  bestsellers lists. Deep thanks to all of you who have made this happen.

CBC List Sept 25

G&M Sept 25

Toronto Star Sept 29

RCC Indie Bestsellers Sept 26

 

Operation Angus Bestseller List Roundup: Week #3

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

Here are the various bestsellers lists for the third week in the published life of Operation Angus. Very grateful.

CBC List Sept 18

G&M Sept 25

Toronto Star Sept 22

RCC Indie Bestsellers Sept 19

Winnipeg Free Press Review

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Here’s the Operation Angus review by the Winnipeg Free Press. (Breathing easier now.)

Winnipeg FP 1

Winnipeg FP 2