After 8 years in the making, Susan Orlean’s RIN TIN TIN: The Life and the Legend (Simon & Schuster, Hardcover: 9781439190135, October 2011) is finally here—almost! Her newest novel since The New York Times bestseller The Orchid Thief, Rin Tin Tin is the story of the world’s most famous canine.
Read an excerpt from the Publishers Lunch’s BUZZ REVIEW below:
“Susan Orlean’s work has long circled the eccentric cauldron bubbling above the dutiful fire of American life. Orlean’s journalistic gifts have led her to souls who socialize on Saturday nights, the intoxicating originality of misunderstood artists like The Shaggs, and the wayward passions of orchid collectors. Now Orlean has discovered another effervescent subject hiding in plain sight: a cultural canine with a remarkably resilient heritage. You don’t have to be a dog enthusiast or a couch potato to appreciate this hearty tale, for Rin Tin Tin’s ascent and duration coincides with several high points throughout the 20th century…. In telling Rin Tin Tin’s story, Orlean makes a persuasive case that placing your heart in a singular pursuit eventually reveals the human essence.”
If you want an Advance Reader’s Copy, email Wendy.Sheanin@SimonandSchuster.com.