RARA-AVIS: Re: Obama's reading Pelecanos

From: cptpipes2000 (cptpipes@hotmail.com)
Date: 25 Aug 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Mark Sullivan <DJ-Anonyme@...>
    > From TNR's blog: What Obama's Reading Bill Burton at today's WH press briefing, Oak Bluffs School Filing Center edition:
    > And here's what's on the reading list, because I know that some folks have been asking -- it's long: "The Way Home," by George Pelecanos; Tom Friedman's "Hot, Flat and Crowded"; Richard Price's "Lush Life"; Kent Haruf's "Plainsong"; and "John Adams" by David McCullough.
    > --Michael Crowley

    I first heard of Mosley because of one of these presidential reading stories about Clinton taking Black Betty with him to Martha's Vineyard in, I think, 1994. I picked it up that week and have been a Mosley reader ever since. It was the summer before my last year of high school.

    It would make me happy if Pelecanos (or Richard Price) gained a few readers as well from this.


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