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Karen Russell’s debut novel Swamplandia!, a lushly imagined narrative of a dilapidated, family-run amusement park in the Everglades, was a New York Times Best Book of the Year, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and a nominee for the Orange Prize. Her new book, Vampires in the Lemon Grove is a volume of sinister stories that delightfully cross horror with magical realism.
Claire Vaye Watkins’s stories and essays have appeared in Granta, One Story, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and Glimmer Train. An assistant professor at Bucknell University, she is co-director of the Mojave School. The stories in her collection Battleborn are “as blistering hot and wondrously expansive as the gritty, wide-open Nevada desert” (Donald Ray Pollock).
Amity Gaige’s first novel, O My Darling was an unsentimental tale of secular marriage that unfolded “gently and beautifully… like a gauzy curtain in an open window” (Los Angeles Times). Honored as one of the 5 Under 35 outstanding emerging novelists by the National Book Foundation, she is the recipient of Fulbright and McDowell Colony fellowships. Her new novel, Schroder follows the tragic course of a young East German immigrant’s white lie.
ALICE SCHROEDER talks about and signs her New York Times #1 bestseller, The Snowflake: Warren Buffet and the Business of Life, his authorized biography of the Oracle of Omaha. Ms. Schroeder is a noted insurance industry analyst and managing director of Morgan Stanley. (booksense)
Alice Schroeder The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Never before has Buffett spent countless hours responding to a writer’s questions, talking, giving complete access to his wife, children, friends, and business associates—opening his files, recalling his childhood. It was an act of courage, as The Snowball makes immensely clear. Being human, his own life, like most lives, has been a mix of strengths and frailties. Yet notable though his wealth may be, Buffett’s legacy will not be his ranking on the scorecard of wealth; it will be his principles and ideas that have enriched people’s lives. This book tells you why Warren Buffett is the most fascinating American success story of our time.Author Alice Schroeder was a noted insurance industry analyst and writer who was a managing director at Morgan Stanley. She first met Warren Buffett when she published research on Berkshire Hathaway; her grasp of the subject and insight so impressed him that he offered her access to his files and to himself. Their friendship and mutual respect make her ideally positioned to write the The Snowball.
Ms. Schroeder was born in Texas, and she earned an undergraduate degree and her MBA at the University of Texas at Austin before moving east to work in finance. She is a former CPA and lives in Connecticut with her husband. (booksense)… (más)
ALICE SCHROEDER, a noted insurance industry analyst and managing director at Morgan Stanley, speaks about The Snowball: Warren Buffet and the Business of Life,,/i>, recounting the life experience and life wisdom of the "Oracle of Omaha". (booksense)