“We are thrilled to have an author of David Baldacci’s caliber and popularity,” says Literacy Council of Buncombe County development director LuAnn Arena. “He will help to bring awareness to a national issue and its local impact.” Read the article here.
What makes a good book tour? Author Mary Louise Kelly offers her two cents.
In David Baldacci novels, there’s always a matter of urgency with high stakes that requires bold action to resolve.
In Buncombe County, literacy is a matter of such critical importance.
According to Ashley Lasher, executive director of the Literacy Council of Buncombe County, illiteracy is a serious but somewhat hidden issue here, with 10 percent of county residents lacking basic literacy skills. To help raise awareness and funding for its literacy programs, the council is holding its eighth annual Authors for Literacy event Sept. 11 with Baldacci as the keynote speaker.
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Mark Twain was honored during his lifetime by receiving an honorary master’s degree from Yale University and three honorary doctorates. Now a new literary award has been established in his honor – The Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award. Read more here.
Baldacci’s novels always have an emotional component, whether it’s love of family, say, or love of one’s country. But “Memory Man” stands out among his thrillers for its deeply felt — and earned — sense of catharsis and healing. Read the full review here.
David Baldacci scores a touchdown with Memory Man (Grand Central), his latest thriller, and one that introduces a new character in a new series. Read more here.
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USA TODAY’s Jocelyn McClurg scopes out the hottest books on sale each week.
If it weren’t considered the federal government’s factory town, Washington might be known as a literary capital. But never mind—the two are interrelated: The intrigue that happens here daily is a fine muse for novelists, in particular David Baldacci. The author, who lives in Northern Virginia, has produced one bestseller after another, dating back to Absolute Power in 1996. He wrote his latest, Memory Man—as he did some two dozen of his 30 novels—in this cozy nook in a nondescript office park off Fairfax County Parkway in Reston.
Academy Award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn stars as a kind but tough Virginia landowner in Wish You Well, which debuts its trailer on USA TODAY. The film will be released on June 2. Read more here.