(Mr. Denizet-Lewis is working on a book about dogs, the subject, in fact, of Rin Tin Tin as well.)
The Marriage Plot remains the season’s top status galley (have you read it? Have you read it?), but Ms. Orlean’s dog tale–aided by Ms. Orlean’s availability on Twitter, her immense popularity (although no one ever seems to talk about her weird, cashing-in book about how to be anorexic) and her absence from the book-writing scene, acknowledged in Simon & Schuster’s ad copy (“After 8 years in the making,” the book “is finally here—almost!”)–may yet pull alongside Nicholson Baker’s House of Holes for second-most-show-off-on-the-train-worthy.
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