Questa settimana il libro di cui si è parlato di più è A Singular Woman (Riverhead), di Janny Scott, una biografia della madre di Barak Obama, Stanley Ann Dunham. "Twice, she married men from different cultures and races, then divorced them. With the help of her parents, she raised two biracial children as a single mother on the Pacific islands of two nations, got degrees in math and anthropology, spent years in peasant villages studying Javanese cottage industries, and pieced together grants and development work to make money and provide for her children’s education. Colleagues credit her with helping pioneer microcredit as a tool for lifting women out of poverty", Ann Gerhart sul Washington Post. Vedi anche Ian Buruma sulla New York Review of Books e Jacob Weisberg su Slate.