Please note this event is now SOLD OUT. A CONVERSATION WITH PRESIDENT DONNA SHALALA: In My Beloved World
(Knopf, $27.95), with startling candor and intimacy, Supreme Court Justice
Sonia Sotomayor recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the
federal bench, a progress that is testament to her extraordinary determination
and the power of believing in oneself. She writes of her precarious childhood
and the refuge she took with her passionately spirited paternal grandmother.
She describes her resolve as a young girl to become a lawyer, and how she made
this dream become reality: valedictorian of her high school class, summa cum
laude at Princeton, Yale Law, prosecutor in the Manhattan D.A.'s office,
private practice, federal district judge before the age of forty. Through her
still-astonished eyes, America's infinite possibilities are envisioned anew in
this warm and honest book, destined to become a classic of self-discovery and
self-invention, alongside Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT:
Purchase a copy of the book at Books & Books, while supplies last, and you
will receive two tickets to this event.
FOR TEENS: Teen
sensation, Rachel Cohn (author of Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist
& a Books & Books' favorite, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares)
brings us the first book in her new science fiction series: BETA
(Disney, $17.99) . Elysia is created in a laboratory, born as a
sixteen-year-old girl, an empty vessel with no life experience to draw from.
She is a Beta, an experimental model of a teenage clone. She was replicated
from another teenage girl, who had to die in order for Elysia to exist. If
anyone discovers that Elysia isn't the unfeeling clone she must pretend to be,
she will suffer a fate too terrible to imagine. When her one chance at
happiness is ripped away with breathtaking cruelty, emotions she's always had
but never understood are unleashed. As rage, terror, and desire threaten to
overwhelm her, Elysia must find the will to survive.
This book will help you pack any time and any
place. It teaches you that the suitcase is not your enemy but your friend.
Perhaps you are already experienced at packing but if you find at least one
helpful hint in these pages, my book will have paid its way.