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Finn Arrives in Trade Paperback

A brand new day, and a brand new cover, a brand new Reader's Guide, and more...

As of March 11, Finn has arrived in trade paperback. It's available at your local independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, or Borders -- and, of course, at Amazon.com.

Now that a lower-cost edition is available, I'm hoping to see it adopted into more and more college and high school classes. The hardcover has already made a good dent -- and that's a tough road, so the signs are good.

Meanwhile, I'll be spending time online with a novel writing class at UCLA, hoping to pass on some of what I've learned to the next generation of writers. Could there be a better way to celebrate pub day? I can't think of one.

And don't forget, I'm still scheduling telephone visits to book clubs. Contact the Random House Reader's Circle to make your request...