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  • Through our three Impact Centers -- Domestic Excellence, Global Leadership, and our Engagement Agenda -- we focus on developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges.

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First Laura Bush Book Club Event Brings Best-Selling Author of “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” to the Bush Center

October 29, 2019

DALLAS (October 28, 2019) – On November 4, the George W. Bush Presidential Center will present the “Laura Bush Book Club with The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Author Alexander McCall Smith,” as part of the “Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management” series. Meredith Land of NBC 5 will moderate a discussion on the first book in the series, which tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's leading, and only, female private detective. Auditorium seating for this event is sold out, but the program will be live streamed at bushcenter.org and via Facebook Live.

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency received two Booker Judges’ Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement. The series has sold over 20 million copies in the English language alone. The 20th book in the series, To the Land of Long Lost Friends, was published on October 22.

The Engage at the Bush Center, presented by Highland Capital Management series brings newsmakers, thought leaders, and authors to the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Thought-provoking – and often entertaining – panel discussions and keynote conversations allow our guests to connect with the Bush Center in a meaningful way and dive deeper into many of today’s most pressing policy areas and issues.

WHEN:                                 November 4, 2019

                                Event begins at 6:30 p.m.

                                Security sweep prior to event

WHERE:               George W. Bush Presidential Center

                                2943 SMU Boulevard

                                Dallas, Texas 75205

MEDIA RSVP:     https://forms.bushcenter.org/credentials

                                Media should apply for credentials no later than 10am on Friday, November 1.

For more information, please visit www.bushcenter.org/engage or email Katie Kardell at kkardell@bushcenter.org. “Laura Bush Book Club with Alexander McCall Smith” will also be broadcast via Facebook Live and at www.bushcenter.org.

 

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About the Bush Center:

 

Rooted in the guiding principles of President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush, the George W. Bush Presidential Center engages communities in the United States and around the world by developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges. Through three Impact Centers – Domestic Excellence, Global Leadership, and an Engagement Agenda – the Bush Institute delivers measurable results that save and improve lives. The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, which is operated by the National Archives and Records Administration, and the George W. Bush Institute, the nonpartisan, public-policy arm of the Bush Center. The Bush Center is located on the campus of SMU in Dallas, Texas, and also includes a 15-acre park; Café 43, a full-service restaurant; and a Museum Store.