As a huge fan and supporter of independent bookstores, I’m pleased and proud to report that two of the country’s best indies will be carrying Supreme Ambitions — and are already accepting pre-orders for the book, which should hit stores early next month.
Supreme Ambitions tells the story of a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. I clerked for the Ninth Circuit myself, spending a wonderful year working for Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain in Portland, Oregon. While in Portland, I spent many a rainy afternoon at Powell’s, an amazingly vast bookstore that sells new, used, and rare books. If you visit Portland, which has much to recommend it, you must make a pilgrimage to Powell’s.
From 2006 to 2008, I lived in Washington, D.C., and today it’s still my second home thanks to frequent visits to my fiancé. One of my favorite Washington spots is Politics & Prose, a bookstore with a remarkable history, deep roots in the D.C. community, and a longstanding commitment to interesting fiction and to books of ideas — in other words, works like Supreme Ambitions (or so I like to think).
You can pre-order Supreme Ambitions from Powell’s or Politics & Prose via the links below. If you’re an independent bookseller interested in learning more about and possibly carrying Supreme Ambitions, please feel free to drop me a line, and I can ask my editor to send a galley your way.