Readers Respond

On Friday, we reported that book proposals by former president Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are being shopped among the Big Five publishers; plus, a deal has already closed for a book by former secretary of state John Kerry. No titles have thus far been announced for these books.

So here’s what we’re wondering: what do you think they should be titled? And what would you like to read about from each of these three figures, especially given all the surprises of the past few months in politics? Head over to our article at and let us know in the comments.

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Min Jin Lee discusses her new novel, Pachinko (Grand Central). And PW senior news editor Calvin Reid reports on the U.S. Publishing Mission to Cuba.

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