1. Laura Bush Remembers Beyond the Pawpaw Trees

    USA Today ran an article this morning called 'A Christmas Book to Remember' where they asked famous writers to share the most memorable books they received as a Christmas gift. Laura Bush, who was a librarian for many years, recollects being given Palmer Brown’s Beyond the Pawpaw Trees:

    At our home in 1954 books were an extravagance. We borrowed books from the library. So it was special to get a well-reviewed book for Christmas. My mother gave it to me, and we read the story of Anna Lavinia together. I still have it.