O: A Presidential Novel

Hitting bookstore shelves today is the recently hyped, much speculated about novel O, an anonymously written novel about the Barack Obama White House. This book has created a big media splash with everyone wanting to know, who wrote O?

O is a novel about aspiration and delusion, set during the presidential election of 2012 and written by an anonymous author who has spent years observing politics and the fraught relationship between public image and self-regard.

The novel includes revealing and insightful portraits of many prominent figures in the political world—some invented and some real.

Visit the O website  for more info and to speculate for yourself about the anonymous author.

Read more in The Globe and Mail, National Post and The Quill and Quire.

Are you on the EDGE?

“[A] brain teaser of a thriller . . . Following the moves of Deaver’s ingenious plot is hard enough. The real trick is keeping up with his brilliant mind.” – The New York Times Book Review

Jeffery Deaver is the international number-one bestselling author of  Roadside Crosses, The Bodies Left BehindThe Broken Window, The Sleeping Doll, The Bone Collector and twenty-one other suspense and thriller novels.
In Edge, Deaver delves us into the hidden, anonymous government agency behind both the FBI and CIA dedicated to intelligence surveillance and to a highly specialized brand of citizen protection.
“[A] twist-filled thriller . . . In Mr. Deaver’s kaleidoscope world, the odds seem to change with each turn of the page.”
– The Wall Street Journal

Edge is out NOW!

In 2011,  Project X will be Jeffery Deaver’s first James Bond Novel as chosen by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.
Deaver was born in Chicago, attended the University of Missouri and received his law degree from Fordham University in New York. In 1990, he quit practicing law to write full-time. His novel The Bone Collector was made into a feature release from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington.  His books have been translated into twenty-five languages.  Readers can visit his website at www.jefferydeaver.com.

Obama

As you mull over yesterday’s election results, let us here at Simon and Schuster recommend a few titles we’ve handily published to satisfy all your Obama-related curiosity:

 

In this carefully reported biography, drawing upon interviews with more than one hundred people, including one with Michelle herself, Mundy captures the complexity of this remarkable woman and the remarkable life she has lived.

 

The moving story of an exceptional man, as told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, both winners of the Coretta Scott King Award. Barack Obama has motivated Americans to believe with him, to believe that every one of us has the power to change ourselves and change our world.

 

Whether you are a Baractogenarian (an Obama supporter over the age of twenty) or an Obombre (a Spanish-speaking male who supports Obama), you’ll cherish this indispensable guide – from the editors of Slate –  to one of the greatest Obomenons in American politics.