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New books about impeaching Trump; Bret Easton Ellis to publish a polemic

Brett Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis is publishing his first nonfiction book, White, in May 2019. Ellis told the TLS that the work is “a lament from a disillusioned Gen X-er,” and that he’s turned away from fiction because, “No one really talks about novels anymore.”

President Trump is inspiring a new wave of books about impeachment. Elizabeth Holtzman, who served on the House Judiciary Committee and worked on the Nixon impeachment in 1974, is publishing The Case for Impeaching Trump this November. 

The PBS show The Great American Read has named To Kill A Mockingbird as the country’s favorite book. The network polled more than four million people on a list of one hundred titles. The novel will also be adapted for a Broadway show opening at the Shubert theater in December. 

At The Believer, Jim Knipfel details the latest project of the avant-garde pop group The Residents: a novel, Brickeaters.

Tonight at the Albertine bookstore in New York City, Caroline Webber will discuss her new book, Proust’s Duchess, with Edmund White. Webber’s book is a biography of the three high-society women who served as models for the Duchesse de Guermantes in In Search of Lost Time.