There still is a year and a half to go before Michelle Obama bows out of the White House, but that hasn’t stopped writer and reporter Peter Slevin’s from writing a lengthy examination of the life of this fascinating woman. Michelle Obama: A Life traces the many aspects of Obama’s life, including her youth in Chicago, her time at Princeton University and Harvard’s law school, and her unique take on the role of the First Lady. Washington, D.C.‘s Politics and Prose hosts his reading, here.
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When it was announced that a new novel by Harper Lee would be released this year, one that carries on the story of her classic work To Kill a Mockingbird, a wave of excitement erupted. Not long after that, however, some skepticism was raised. This had to do with a claim made by Lee’s sister, Alice, a lawyer who fiercely defended her sister’s estate, who said: “Harper can’t see and can’t hear and will sign anything put before her by anyone in whom she has confidence.” Because of this, many began speculating that the only reason the novel is being released now is that Alice passed away shortly ago, leaving Lee vulnerable to signing a potentially exploitative contract. Lee’s mental status is often referred to as “senile”, or at the very least seriously impaired.
THE STAN LEE STARTER SET prize pack
· $50 Visa gift card to expand your graphic novel collection
· Copy of The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence
· “Meet the Marvel Super Heroes” coffee table book
· Stan Lee t-shirt, and candy bar
Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney Enterprises, Inc.
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
One (1) winner will receive:
· David Baldacci’s new thriller, The Escape
· His new Young Adult fantasy, The Finisher (ages 10+)
· plus a $100 Visa gift card for holiday purchases
The Heir Chronicles series by Cinda Williams Chima keeps readers glued to their seats through riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world.
Chima‘s final book in the series is The Sorcerer Heir, which released this week via Disney Hyperion. The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story, accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from characters they love (and love to hate) from the earlier installments.
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