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Hope Rides Again
Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer
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Obama and Biden return in this thrilling sequel to the New York Times best-selling bromance-mystery HOPE RIDES AGAIN, this time in Chicago. Following a successful but exhausting first leg of his book tour--a trial run for the 2020 campaign, if he's being honest, and he always is--Joe Biden is looking forward to catching up with his friend, President Barack Obama. By a stroke of luck, they're both in Chicago on St. Patrick's Day weekend. Joe has just finished giving a speech at a local university, and the former president is in town with his wife for a weekend economic summit sponsored by the Obama Foundation. No sooner are the two governing mates reunited than another mystery lands in their laps: Obama's wallet is stolen. The credit cards can be canceled and the driver's license replaced, but the wallet itself was a gift from Michelle. Joe decides to track it down as a favor to a friend. He quickly locates the thief, an ex-con with ties to Obama from his community-organizing days. Unfortunately, the thief has been shot. The Chicago police treat it as just another homicide, one of many in a city with an escalating body count. Joe, however, knows that every attempted homicide is really an unfinished homicide. In a race to find the shooter, Joe and Barack butt heads with their former compadre, Mayor Rahm Emanuel. They follow a trail of clues to a burlesque show inside a Prohibition-era speakeasy; deep into Chicago's South Side, where the steel mills once reigned and where poverty and crime have taken over; and, finally, to the Sears Tower for a Die Hard worthy climax.
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Jen2
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Cute

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Blueberry
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#WonderousWednesday

1. @NataliePatalie and me
2. The creeping creeper paused.
3. WINDY and high 68ish.

@Eggs

Eggs What a great pic ❤️🤗👏🏻🥳! Thanks for joining in! 2mo
NataliePatalie Awe 🤩 Lol I don't see what the questions are!! 2mo
Blueberry Oops. 1. Selfie. 2.sentence from pg 26 of book you are reading. 3. Your weather 2mo
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Blueberry
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Reads like noir 💙

myellenbee I lived Hope Never Dies, I'm looking forward to this one! 2mo
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Booksnchill
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So it‘s been an expensive week- water heater failed so exchanged the tank heater for a tankless and rear brakes, roters and ball bearings needed. Today spent 3 hour at auto body shop while they blared the impeachment hearings but I brought my book- Obama Biden ride again and I was insulated and felt warm and fuzzy in my bubble of nostalgia- this brought me joy in the midst of the debacle- highly recommend this -inject hope into your life!🇺🇸👍💖

Bookzombie I hope you have a great weekend. I‘m sorry it was a rough week. 2mo
Booksnchill @Bookzombie How sweet, thanks! all is well! 2mo
MidnightBookGirl We've has the author at the store and he is a delight! 2mo
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Booksnchill @MidnightBookGirl i was unfortunate and missed him when he was in Nashville but I heard he was great! Hope he writes another one! 2mo
mom2bugnbee Ack! Here's to a better week next week! 🥂 2mo
Booksnchill @mom2bugnbee No kidding!🤣😱 2mo
Scochrane26 I‘ve met him a few times since he‘s local for me. I‘ll see him & his wife, Tiffany Reisz tomorrow at the book fair. I think her books are usually erotica. I‘ll ask him if he‘s going to write another, but it seems to depend on Biden‘s campaign outcome. 2mo
MidnightBookGirl I hope he does! Tiffany has also signed at our bookstore. I imagine their dinner table talk is pretty fascinating! 2mo
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KathyWheeler
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That was a fun read. Not as novel as the first one because we‘re used to the concept now but still fun. We went to the Mississippi coast today instead of the Alabama/Florida side.

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KathyWheeler
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Chilling at the beach.

Tera66 😍😍 I have the first one but haven't gotten to it! Im excited about a second one! 4mo
KathyWheeler @Tera66 I‘m enjoying this one too. 4mo
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KathyWheeler
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I left the book I was reading in my office at work, so I‘m settling in to read this for the night instead. I will probably alternate between the tagged book, reading The Grapes of Wrath, and listening to Due or Die.

Bklover The thought of hopping between Hope Rides Again and The Grapes of Wrath made me actually laugh out loud! 5mo
KathyWheeler @Bklover Now that I think about it, it is funny! 😄 5mo
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Booksnchill
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My Happy Place! Bromance for the ages!

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ferskner
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It's always a pleasure to visit my favorite bookstore in #Nashville, and even better to visit when someone as entertaining as Andrew Shaffer is promoting his new book. #TheBookshop

mom2bugnbee @ferskner I don't know this store! (To be fair, I live in Mboro, not N'ville, but still!) 5mo
GatheringBooks oooh! i was in nashville a few weeks ago but didn‘t know about this place! i just went to ann patchett‘s 5mo
ferskner @mom2bugnbee weren't you at the meetup when we went to this shop? We went to the tea place and then here and then for pizza? 5mo
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ferskner @GatheringBooks Parnassus is very worth your time! This place is on the other side of town and tiny, but it has the most beautiful stuff and you always find something amazing. 5mo
mom2bugnbee @ferskner Yes, yes, yes. Brain fart on my part. I had the names mixed up. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 5mo
ferskner @mom2bugnbee - they did change the name from Her Bookshop to The Bookshop at some point, but I don't know when that happened. Blame that! :) 5mo
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booklover76
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When you spot a research error in a book...
Minimum wage in Illinois is 8.25 an hour. Close but no cigar.

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booklover76
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Hahaha! Now Rahm Emanuel has made an appearance. 😂😂😂😂

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I am dying!! W, Uncle Joe and Barack skiing. 😂😂😂

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booklover76
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Time to dive into this jewel.
I have to say I love Uncle Joe but in this election Mayor Pete has my vote.

MelissaSue81 Yay Mayor Pete! Joe is a nice enough guy, but I was actually really concerned with how poorly he did in the debates. He seems perpetually confused.
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booklover76 Yes! Like how he messed up his website the other night. I also don't think he gets that his behavior around women is unacceptable. But if he gets the nomination I will vote for him. I will vote for whoever the democratic nominee is even if it's a tree stump. 6mo
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Scochrane26
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I usually set my GR goal on the low side because there might be a time during the year when I can‘t read as much. It just helps me keep track of what I‘ve read. I counted, & I have read more books this summer than last—& hit goal a month earlier. Probably because I haven‘t traveled as much & because it‘s been an escape from worrying about jobs. I read more books from library than bought & actually read some that were on my tbr (about half).

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Scochrane26
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As a Kentuckian, I would also like to apologize for Mitch McConnell. 😂😂

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MelissaSue81
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Mehso-so

They probably should have left good enough alone with Hope Never Dies and not done a sequel. The campy crime detective duo thing was okay, but it felt like they were forcing jokes into about every other line and it just got old to me.

marleed Good to know! 6mo
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Scochrane26
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Two authors I love because they draw in my books—Andrew Shaffer & David Arnold. Both living in Kentucky. Both are great supporters of our local independent bookstore, esp David Arnold (author of Mosquitoland, kids of appetite, etc). David often helps promote authors at our bookstore & was there tonight to support his friend. Andrew Shaffer was hilarious. If you get a chance, go see him. I‘m very fortunate to have so many great authors in Ky.

Megabooks I love David. I used to interact with him on Twitter a lot. I‘m a KYian as well! 👍🏻 6mo
Scochrane26 @Megabooks I know you said you‘re 3 hrs from cincy but thought you were in OH. Where in Ky? 6mo
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Scochrane26
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You know a book signing is going to be entertaining when the author starts off with a trump baby balloon bouncing around.
— I already have decals from a previous signing (Biden w/ ice cream, “vote you f...ers”) but was going to get a few more to give out. Unfortunately, he forgot them. I think if you go on his website & send an email request, he will send one.

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Eggbeater
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Signed book and swag from @FountainBookstore . These are going to be collector's items someday. I swear it! No matter who gets the nomination, I agree with the sentiment of the bumper sticker. Can't wait to read this, need some comic relief. 😂

@MidnightBookGirl

SW-T That bumper sticker! 😂😂😂 6mo
AnansiGirl One awesome bumper sticker! 💙❤️❤️ 6mo
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MelissaSue81
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Saturday Morning Reading. ☺️

booklover76 I didn't know the next book was out! Just put a hold on it at my library 6mo
MelissaSue81 @booklover76 - yep came out a week or so ago. 6mo
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janeycanuck
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First book finished for #24in48!

Much less ice cream in this one but equally over the top with the Americana similes and crazy antics. Perfect start to my day.

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With an expected high of 34 and how muggy it‘s already feeling at 6:30, I think this‘ll be my only chance for some outdoor reading today...

#24in48

IvoryLunatic I really wanted to read outside this weekend but the temperatures are supposed to be in the 90s today and I‘d rather stay inside for that haha 6mo
janeycanuck @IvoryLunatic 24, feels like 31 here already... Brutal temps but I can feel completely justified in lazing around reading all day instead of weeding the garden! 6mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Shaffer‘s Biden and Obama caricatures reignite their bromance while solving a south Chicago gang-related crime. Entertaining and witty. Biden‘s first person narration tickles me. Plus, like Hope Never Dies, this second installment has a glorious cover. The tan suit is a character all it‘s own. Good, campy fun! I hope there are more Obama Biden Mysteries to come!

Scochrane26 I‘ll see the author on Monday in Lexington. Will ask whether he‘s doing more. In nov, he had told me it depended on whether Biden ran for pres, I don‘t know how that will affect the books now. 6mo
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 I was wondering about the election affecting it. “Biden” references the bid in this book. Have fun meeting him! He seems awesome. I want to go to his event in Nashville but it‘s not going to work out. 🙁 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love these covers so much! 6mo
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britt_brooke @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego They‘re just so perfect! 6mo
CallMeIshmael Omg this is amazing I didn‘t know it existed 6mo
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael This is the second Obama Biden Mystery, so you gotta read the first one, too. They‘re super entertaining! 6mo
Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 these crack me up. 6mo
Scochrane26 @britt_brooke went to signing tonight & of course, someone asked whether there will be a 3rd book. He said he‘s unsure, depends on how election goes. He did say he‘s thought of writing a Hillary detective book. (edited) 6mo
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Thanks so much for the info! That makes sense. Either way, I‘d read a Hilary series, too. I think he‘s found a niche and he‘s good at it. 6mo
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janeycanuck
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Two library holds coming in right before #24in48?! Yahoo!! Looking forward to both of these ☺️

Booknerd2 I'm waiting for Lock Every Door from my library. It can't come soon enough. 6mo
janeycanuck @Booknerd2 I can‘t wait for the weekend when I‘ll have the time to sit with it for more than 20 minutes. 6mo
kamoorephoto Good picks!! 6mo
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📚💌 #bookmail #bookhaul

Happy Pub Day to Andrew Shaffer! I‘m sure this one will be as ridiculous as the first. The cover is just as amazing. 🤩

Also, New Teen Titans (from the 80s).

mydearwatson I forgot a sequel was coming out! I need to finish the first one 🤦🏻‍♀️. 6mo
Scochrane26 Shaffer is going to be in Lexington (thinks he lives here) & Cincinnati in a couple of weeks signing books. I‘m going to see him, hoping he has fun decals of Biden like he gave me last time. 6mo
Libby1 Check out the tan suit! 🤣 6mo
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britt_brooke @Scochrane26 I‘m hoping to see him in Nashville next month, but I‘m not sure. 🤞🏻 Wish it wasn‘t on a Monday night. I saw on IG that he might have some Obama and Biden scented candles. 😆 6mo
britt_brooke @Libby1 😆 I thought that was an amazing touch! Love it. 6mo
britt_brooke @mydearwatson I thought the first one was fun. Hoping to crack this one open soon. 6mo
Scochrane26 @britt_brooke he gave out 2 candles at the signing but not any for sale. ☹️ 6mo
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Bummer! ☹️ 6mo
Scochrane26 @britt_brooke I just found the candles on amazon. Author said the candle company was helping sponsor his tour, so I looked it up. Look up joe Biden scented (orange Gatorade scent). Obama‘s is pina colada scent (Hawaii). 6mo
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Oh, those scents are too funny! I might have to order one (or both). 6mo
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Tex2Flo
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June Reads.
2 non-fiction
1 from another century
1 DNF
1 gave me hope for a better future (tagged)
Mostly medium to pretty good reads

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A great month of reading! 💖📖💖 7mo
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Scochrane26
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I was looking at events for the Cincy Joseph-Beth bookstore and realized that the 2nd Obama/Biden mystery is coming out on July 9th! The author is doing a signing in July. If you don‘t know him, you should meet him. Plus, last time he gave me a fun Biden decal. Wasn‘t sure the status of this book because he had told me it depended on whether Biden ran for Pres.

marleed That cover! 7mo
Scochrane26 The cover art on the first one is why a lot of people bought it. 7mo
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Blueberry
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1. Lilac Girls
2. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
3. Hope Rides Again, The Tale Teller
4. 13 movie/books
5. @NataliePatalie 👋

@laurenslibrary #Thursdaysurvey

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krissylovesbooks75
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1. Got the letter from my doctor stating my mammogram was completely clear, and I can FINALLY start radiation!

2. The entire Harry Potter series 😊

3. I'm a HUGE Cleveland Cavs fan, so out of spite definitely the Toronto Raptors 😂😂

4. Anything by Stephen King that was published by the time I was in high school works. I've loved his books since I was 12.

5. @jwashreads where you been?!?!

#HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

wanderinglynn Congrats on #1! That‘s awesome news! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 8mo
krissylovesbooks75 Thank you so much!! 8mo
TheKidUpstairs Yay! Amazing news on #1! 8mo
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OrangeMooseReads Congratulations! That is fantastic 8mo
ravenlee Woohoo! So happy for you on #1! And JWash has been busy creating new life! 8mo
Nute Wonderful news regarding your health! 8mo
krissylovesbooks75 Thank you all! And yes she has, @ravenlee! Her baby boys are adorable! 8mo
tammysue So great to hear! 8mo
JoScho Yay yay yay!!! 8mo
readordierachel Great news! 8mo
CarolynM Excellent news💐 8mo
krissylovesbooks75 Thank you all! 8mo
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VioletBramble
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The second book in the Obama Biden Mysteries series. I got this at #BookCon. Not only did Andrew Shaffer sign the book to me he added some art. Plus, I love this sticker of Joe Biden eating an ice cream cone that he gave me.
#BookCon2019

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This book was even more fun than the first. The banter and interaction between Biden and Obama was much better this time since Joe wasn't being such a mopasaurus. I feel bad for Steve though, its gotta be rough being the third wheel in that relationship.

Traci1 😮There's a second one?!? 😁 Yay!! 9mo
Schlinkles @Traci1 You betcha! It comes out in July 😀 9mo
Prairiegirl_reading I guess I better move hope never dies up on mount tbr! 9mo
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Samplergal I must get to Hope Never Dies. I‘ve had it since it‘s pub day!!! 9mo
Schlinkles @Samplergal I had the ARC of it and just got to it last week, no shame! 😂 9mo
LiteraryinLititz I read the first one and liked it, so I'm glad to hear the second one is coming! 9mo
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Loving this cover! #arc

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego These are worth it just for the covers alone! 10mo
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