Tag archive

Hillary Rodham Clinton

‘How to Get Away With Murder’: Books That Keep You Guessing Who’s Next

in Fiction by

Soapy and twisty, one of our favorites, How to Get Away With Murder, is everything you could want out of a Shonda Rhimes-helmed show. Complicated defense attorney Annalise Keating is the glue that holds it all together as she kicks ass in the courtroom, deals with her crazy and meddling students, and tries not to crack under the pressure of all those murders. Played by Davis, Annalise is the type of character we don’t quite fully like (or hate), but who we’re still rooting for anyway. Season 4 airs tonight on ABC and we’re already taking bets on just who might end up murdered this year. Davis was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for this year’s 69th Emmy…

Keep Reading

‘What Happened’ When BookTrib Attended Hillary Clinton’s Book Signing in Brookfield, CT

in Non-Fiction by

“…I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.”                      ~ Hillary Rodham Clinton Whether you voted for her or not, like her or don’t like her, the fact remains that Hillary Rodham Clinton is a part of the fabric of our American history. A cultural icon, former First Lady, New York Senator and Secretary of State, Clinton also became the first-ever woman to be nominated for President of the United States by a major political party. Though she may have not shattered that glass ceiling as many had hoped, she sure put a gazillion cracks in it.  And, except for former President Barack Obama, Clinton received more votes – 65,844,610 – than any other presidential…

Keep Reading

How to Get Away With Murder: 5 Reads on Annalise Keating’s Fictional Bookshelf

in Fiction by

It’s time for another fictional bookshelf, where we imagine the books our favorite characters might have lining their shelves. Since it’s also Emmy week here at Booktrib, we wanted to pick an Emmy-nominated performance we’re most definitely rooting for. The choice was easy – Viola Davis’s Annalise Keating from ABC’s smash hit, How to Get Away with Murder. Soapy and twisty, HTGAWM is everything you could want out of a Shonda Rhimes-helmed show. Complicated defense attorney Annalise Keating is the glue that holds it all together as she kicks ass in the courtroom, deals with her crazy and meddling students, and tries not to crack under the pressure of all those murders. Played by Davis, Annalise is the type of…

Keep Reading

New wives’ tales: ‘Significant others’ are filling bookstore shelves

in Non-Fiction by

‘Significant others’ are filling the bookstore shelves. With subjects ranging from Dickens to the American presidents, a burgeoning literary subgenre investigates the influence women have had on famous men. Especially now, with Hillary Rodham Clinton’s memoir, Hard Choices, topping the New York Times bestseller list, it’s high time the women had their say. Hail to the First Lady Curtis Sittenfeld’s American Wife (2008) is one of my very favorite novels. Laura Bush’s life might not sound like promising material, but this fictional autobiography is a pure delight. When shy librarian Alice falls for Charlie, heir to the Blackwell political dynasty, private tragedies from her past—and her disagreement with her husband’s policies—threaten to emerge. The well-drawn characters defy caricature, but it’s…

Keep Reading

SUMMER READS 2014: Revealing biographies of Hillary Clinton, Robert E. Lee and Mariano Rivera

in Non-Fiction by

Love revealing memoirs and biographies? We’ve got you covered. Our picks include Hillary Clinton talking about Benghazi, baseball’s greatest relief pitcher opening up about his rise to greatness, and the surprisingly progressive views of General Robert E. Lee. What better summer diversion is there than being invited inside the lives of people who intrigue us? Hard Choices by Hillary Rodham Clinton (Simon and Schuster, June 10) Following her run for the presidency in 2008, Hillary Rodham Clinton expected to return to the Senate and serve the state of New York. Instead, to her surprise, newly elected President Barack Obama asked her to serve his administration as America’s 67th Secretary of State. In this eagerly awaited book, the former First Lady…

Keep Reading

Go to Top