Laura Bush, Jackie Kennedy, Eleanor Roosevelt and Lady Bird Johnson have all been the subject of books in recent years. Now, the spotlight is on Pat Nixon, and it comes from a somewhat unlikely source: Ann Beattie.

Beattie was a literary phenom from the moment she released her first story collection in 1976. She was hailed as the voice of her generation by no less than the New Yorker, which has published many of her stories over the years (here's a fairly recent one). Over the last 20 years, she's kept writing and publishing, but this is her first full-length novel since 2002's The Doctor's House. We can't wait to see what she does with the story of Pat Nixon.

Will you be looking for this one on November 15?

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