Thursday, 13 December 2018

TALLAWAH BOOK CLUB: K. Sean Harris strikes again + UTech Press up and running + Barack Obama’s memoir due next year

>> Life after the White House ain’t too shabby for the Obamas who have a multi-million-dollar book deal with the Crown Publishing Group. Mere weeks after its release, Michelle Obama’s memoir, Becoming, is among the top bestsellers of the year, having already sold in excess of two million copies. It topped the Amazon bestseller list on the weekend of its release in November, and it’s the latest selection for Oprah’s immensely popular book club. Meantime, Barack Obama is publishing his highly anticipated memoir next year. The influential power couple have said they will donate “a significant portion” of their author proceeds to charity, including the work of the Obama Foundation. 

>> No rest for the talented. Novelist K. Sean Harris has ended 2018 by publishing another sizzler. The Good Shepherds is a hard-hitting fictional narrative exploring religion and spirituality, complex human relationships and the never-ending battle between good and evil. At the centre are two compelling figures: The Shepherd and The Healer. Only one can rule. Who will prevail? “The aim was not for him to suffer,” an engaging narrator reports. “The aim was to stop him and he had been stopped.” 

>> Recently launched: The Jamaican Public Health System from the 17th to 21st Centuries: A Policy and Structural Perspective by Dr. Adella Campbell, head of the Caribbean School of Nursing, based at the University of Technology (UTech). It was published by the UTech Jamaica Press, which was officially opened in February with the aim of promoting research and publications produced primarily by members of the university community.

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