new book coverAward-winning journalist Rena Pederson will sign copies of her new book this week, “The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the New Struggle for the Soul of a Nation.”

The book tells the story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi and her struggle to bring democracy to Burma, with a forward by former First Lady Laura Bush.

“The Burma Spring” has received praise from senators John McCain and Mitch McConnell, and Publishers Weekly calls it, “a thoughtful biography that reveals the ‘moody, temperamental’ side of its charismatic and visionary subject. ”

Pederson lives in Preston Hollow and served as editorial page editor at the Dallas Morning News for 16 years. She also held a position on the Pulitzer Prize board for nine years before becoming a speech writer in the U.S. State Department. During her journalism career, she has interviewed Fidel Castro, Margaret Thatchter, several U.S. presidents. Her book, “What’s Next?,” was featured on Oprah. Today, she’s a contributor for The Huffington Post.

The book signing for “The Burma Spring” is 2-4 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Preston Royal Barnes and Noble.

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