Books do come true…

One for Sorrow is available for pre-purchase at now.  It is SO weird to have an entry to myself in an online bookstore.  I bet it’ll be even weirder to see the actual book on a store bookshelf at the end of this summer when the book comes out. 

There is even a page for me and the book at Random House’s website. 

Weird, weird, weird.  I still can’t imagine the book being a physical object yet.  Somehow the process of publication is like the process of giving birth, as they say, because something you’ve had inside you for so long takes on a physical being that can be seen and touched and smelled and heard.  And tasted, though I don’t recommend tasting books.  Ick. 

And if you haven’t seen it yet, a draft of the book cover (the final will look very similar to this one) is on this website’s “One for Sorrow” page.  The link is over in the “About” sidebar.  What do you think?






15 responses to “Books do come true…”

  1. Haddayr Avatar

    Extremely fucking cool.

  2. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    (I think so too!) 😉

  3. David Moles Avatar


  4. Karen M Avatar

    Yeeeaaah! I’m bouncing up and down in excitement for you! And I like the cover a great deal, very autumnal-midwestern with a delicate ethereal touch. (The figure in the sky is intriguing, although my first reaction was “hey, the artist has drawn too many arms on that floaty dude.”)

  5. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    Thanks, David and Karen. And nope, that’s right, the novel’s about a boy who acquires a third arm and is looking for a fourth actually. So it’s perfect! 😉 Actually, no, it’s not about third or fourth armed boys. But one that does have some problems with staying in his body from time to time.

  6. Rick Bowes Avatar
    Rick Bowes

    Wait until it has to be toilet trained.

  7. Steve Avatar

    Your book comes out on my birthday.

  8. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    That’s so weird, Steve. I was noticing someone else’s book comes out on mine this summer too. I can’t remember now which book that is, though.

  9. Gwenda Avatar


  10. joyce Avatar

    You will never know the feeling of excitement only a mom can feel when something this wonderful happens to her son. So proud of you!

  11. Christopher Barzak Avatar
    Christopher Barzak

    What if I have a sex change operation and adopt? Just kidding! 🙂

  12. joyce Avatar

    Let me think about that one??? Still love you!:)

  13. Beth Avatar

    Congratz!! You know we are all going to be bothering you non-stop for autographs. My mother is already asking for her signed copy. 😉
    Love ya,

  14. Beth Avatar

    Oh, and by the way it is being released on Kevy’s birthday, too. What a prefect b-day present!

  15. fusakota Avatar


    Puede hacer la reservacion de este libro a Japon Amazon,
    pero lo mejor,
    los dos libros,
    porque sin porte.
    Buena idea, no?


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