Monday, August 22, 2011

More Reading And Politics: The President's Vacation Reading

From The Daily Beast, the President will apparently be reading fiction during the his vacation.
President Obama may be on vacation, but don't expect to see any paparazzi shots of him passed out on the beach—at least not without a book in hand. Obama was spotted Friday at the quaint Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard, where he picked up Daniel Woodrell's The Bayou Trilogy and Rodin's Debutante by Ward Just. Trilogy is a trifecta of crime novels, while Rodin's Debutante is about a "Gatsbyesque character living in a mansion outside robber-baron-era Chicago," according to The president packed three other books for the trip: Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese, To the End of the Land by David Grossman, and Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns, hailed as the "epic" tale of America's Great Migration.

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