She was interviewed by Cheryl Strayed who wrote (and experienced) Wild and said she's been reading mysteries. She mentioned Louise Penny. I went through every Louise Penny book this year as an escape from the political news. I recommend her books! Very educational about Canada for Americans who might not know a lot of Canadian history and a nice, warm, small-town set of stock characters with whom you become friends.
After Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump last November, she found solace in an unusual place: murder mysteries. As Trump was celebrating his victory and selecting his cabinet, she was diving into works by authors like Louise Penny, Jacqueline Winspear and Donna Leon.
The reason, she said, was simple: "It was very comforting because it"—solving the murder—"was somebody else's problem."
Touching on everything from those fictional crimes to chardonnay, Clinton spoke Thursday night to a packed house at Book Expo, a publishing industry event hosted by ReedPOP in New York City. The event took place in the Javits Center, the location for what was supposed to be her victory party on Nov. 8.
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