It’s an intriguing use of Google Maps–we imagine that many novelists (and readers) would love to actually see each other on a map. The Help is an especially interesting case study, tracking the physical spread of a popular book club book across the country. What do you think?
Here’s more from the author: “It has been an incredible ride since I started writing The Help in September 2001. After more than sixty rejections from agents, I am still surprised to see The Help on a shelf in a bookstore. And when readers share with me their personal connection to The Help, I am proud and humbled by their stories. Often, I am asked how I learned about the civil rights era and conducted my research. I always smile and shrug and say, I’m still learning from readers, every day.”