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Stacey Abrams

Thursday, May 13, 2021
6:00pm Pacific Time
KQED Broadcast: 05/30/2021, 06/01/2021, 06/02/2021

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Stacey Abrams was instrumental in driving an enormous number of voter registrations in Georgia, including some 800,000 new voters between the 2018 and 2020 elections. Those voters, in turn, were central to turning Georgia blue in the 2020 presidential election and Senate race. A tax attorney by training, she served eleven years in the Georgia House of Representatives, seven as Minority Leader, and became the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, where she won more votes than any other Democrat in the state’s history. One of Abrams’ many other talents: fiction writing. Her newest legal thriller is While Justice Sleeps. “Stacey Abrams is a true novelist, and While Justice Sleeps is a first-class legal thriller, favorably compared to many of the best, starting with The Pelican Brief, which it brings to mindIt’s fast-paced and full of surprises—a terrific read.”— Scott Turow

Rebecca Traister is the author of Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger. Traister is writer at large for New York Magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. A National Magazine Award finalist, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The NationThe New York ObserverThe New York TimesThe Washington PostVogueGlamour, and Marie Claire. Her other books include All The Single Ladies and Big Girls Don’t Cry.

Photo Credit: Kevin Lowery

Ticket includes a copy of While Justice Sleeps. Please note: a limited number of signed books were previously available — current purchases include un-signed copies.