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Congratulations to Thomas King:
Winner of the RBC Taylor Prize for The Inconvenient Indian
“How do you keep up with them?” she asks me, a girl-to-girl aside. Justin answers before I can: “She can’t keep up. We carry her everywhere.” He pauses for effect and grins. “No, no, for real, she kicks my ass.”
As I was reading “Duty,” probably one of the best Washington memoirs ever, I kept thinking that Robert M. Gates clearly has no desire to work in the federal government again in his life. That evidently is a fertile frame of mind in which to write a book like this one.
—Thomas E. Ricks, New York Times
“I loved this book, I was moved by this book, and now I will share this book with my own mother—along with my renewed appreciation for certain debts of love that can never be repaid.”
—Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love
“No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they’re pitching or hitting in Triple-A.”
—Chris Schwinden, Triple-A pitcher
A father asks his 15-year-old daughter a deceptively simple question: “How would you define nothing?” With that, the girl who once tried to fail geometry as a conscientious objector starts reading up on general relativity and quantum mechanics.