Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 PM (CST)
Join Anderson's Bookshops for a virtual event with Stacey Abrams to celebrate the release of her newest book, While Justice Sleeps! Stacey will be in conversation with Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson.
Signed books available for the first 600 attendees.
More about the book:
From celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams, While Justice Sleeps is a gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together—excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn—the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases—has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. She is immediately notified that Justice Wynn has left instructions for her to serve as his legal guardian and power of attorney. Plunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery finds that Justice Wynn had been secretly researching one of the most controversial cases before the court—a proposed merger between an American biotech company and an Indian genetics firm, which promises to unleash breathtaking results in the medical field. She also discovers that Wynn suspected a dangerously related conspiracy that infiltrates the highest power corridors of Washington.
As political wrangling ensues in Washington to potentially replace the ailing judge whose life and survival Avery controls, she begins to unravel a carefully constructed, chesslike sequence of clues left behind by Wynn. She comes to see that Wynn had a much more personal stake in the controversial case and realizes his complex puzzle will lead her directly into harm's way in order to find the truth. While Justice Sleeps is a cunningly crafted, sophisticated novel, layered with myriad twists and a vibrant cast of characters. Drawing on her astute inside knowledge of the court and political landscape, Stacey Abrams shows herself to be not only a force for good in politics and voter fairness but also a major new talent in suspense fiction.
About the author:
Stacey Abrams is the two-time New York Times bestselling author of Our Time Is Now and Lead from the Outside, an entrepreneur, and a political leader. 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. She has launched multiple organizations devoted to voting rights, training and hiring young people of color, and tackling social issues at the state, national, and international levels. She is the founder of Fair Fight, Fair Count, and the Southern Economic Advancement Project. Abrams is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on the advisory board of Climate Power 2020 and the advocacy board of the Women's National Basketball Players Association. She has received degrees from Spelman College, the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, and Yale Law School.
Shaun Robinson Shaun Robinson is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, TV host, producer, author and philanthropist. Shaun is known to millions as the long-time host of NBC’s Access Hollywood covering the red carpet for the Oscars, Emmy’s, Golden Globes and Grammy’s and as host of TLC’s 90 Day Fiance Tell All Reunion shows and the new 90 Day Bares All on Discovery Plus. She is President and Founder of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls - the nonprofit that supports undeserved and underrepresented girls (S)TEM, (H)EALTH, (A)RTS, (U)NITY and (N)EIGHBORHOODS. She is the author of ‘Exactly As I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today's Girls on What it Takes to Believe in Yourself’ - a book for teen girls on building self-esteem.
As an actress, she has appeared in TV and film roles in Bruce Almighty, America's Sweetheart, Dr. Doolittle 2, Law & Order, Real Husbands of Hollywood, Last Man Standing, Monk, The Bold Type and, most recently, as business mogul, Kris Kensington on BET’s hit drama series, Games People Play. Shaun is the executive producer of the movie series, The Seven Deadly Sins on Lifetime. Shaun sits on the Advisory Board of the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up adolescent girls campaign and served on the national board of Girls, Inc. Shaun is from Detroit, Michigan and a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta.