Patterson had just co-authored with former President Bill Clinton a successful thriller that drew on Clinton’s insider knowledge of being president. Together with Parton, Patterson hatched a plot for a thriller about a young woman trying to make it in the country music business.
The book is filled with the kind of detail that could only come from someone who has lived it. Parton also contributed an accompanying album that brings music to the lyrics in the book — a unique and fun package for everyone.
Lots more to come from all sorts of genres, authors and backgrounds. Hope you enjoy, and welcome to the club.
What else Jake is reading
‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite
Nigerian-British novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite tells the story of sisters Korede and Ayoola. After Ayoola’s third boyfriend in a row ends up dead, Korede steps in to help her sister but she must reckon with how far she’s willing to go to protect her family.
Recommended by the ‘Jake Tapper Book Club’
‘Madam Secretary: A Memoir’ by Madeleine Albright
‘When the Stars Go Dark’ by Paula McLain
When Anna Hart, a seasoned missing persons detective, faces tragedy in her own life, she leaves San Francisco for the village of Mendocino in Northern California. But when Hart arrives, she hears about a missing teenage girl whose case sounds eerily familiar to an unsolved murder of another young girl.
‘Moon Witch, Spider King’ by Marlon James
In “Moon Witch, Spider King,” the sequel to James’ award-winning 2019 novel, “Black Leopard, Red Wolf,” the story of a boy’s mysterious disappearance is told through the eyes of the 177-year-old witch.
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Not only does P&P have a wide selection, they also host multiple live events and book discussions (many of them virtual since the start of the pandemic).
What’s coming up on ‘Jake Tapper’s Book Club’
- April 3 — Jake interviews Jean Chen Ho, whose debut book is a collection of short stories about the friendship of two Taiwanese-American women.
- April 10 — Jake sits down with comedian Judd Apatow, author of a new book of conversations with that Apatow conducted with entertainers and celebrities.
- April 17 — Jake speaks with Elizabeth Alexander, the author of a poignant new book, “The Trayvon Generation,” in which she considers the impact the last decade of racial justice uprisings had on Black youth through art.