Conversations with Authors - Jill Biden

Sunday, June 28th • 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT

Dr. Jill Biden

in conversation with Elaine Petrocelli



You know it's a good conversation when the time passes by so quickly. To the Book Passage community, thank you for your love, support and kindness —  I am grateful for the time we spent together on Sunday.

My honest and personal conversation with Elaine was incredibly special to me. Thank you for welcoming me into your homes to share my stories.

What have you been reading?  

I recommend:

Stay safe,

—Dr. Jill Biden


Below, please find links to purchase all of the books recommended by Dr. Biden, as well as her own books.


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A Long Petal of the Sea: A Novel Cover Image
By Isabel Allende, Nick Caistor (Translated by), Amanda Hopkinson (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781984820150
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ballantine Books - January 21st, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of The House of the Spirits, this epic novel spanning decades and crossing continents follows two young people as they flee the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War in search of a place to call home.

The Water Dancer: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399590597
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Published: One World - September 24th, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • From the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.

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Valentine: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062913265
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Published: Harper - March 31st, 2020

An instant New York Times Bestseller
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

"A thrilling debut that deserves your attention." –Ron Charles, the Washington Post

Joey: The Story of Joe Biden Cover Image
By Dr Jill Biden, Amy June Bates (Illustrator), Kathleen Krull (With)
ISBN: 9781534480537
Availability: Backordered
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 30th, 2020

“(Jill) Biden’s anecdotal portrait of her spouse’s early years spotlights his competitiveness and risk-taking…his role as a peacemaker, devoted brother, and defender of bullied peers…and reveals how…high school, when he became a star athlete and class president, paved the way for leadership roles in college and beyond.” —Publishers We

Where the Light Enters: Building a Family, Discovering Myself Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250182326
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 7th, 2019

An intimate look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center

"How did you get this number?" Those were the first words Jill Biden spoke to U.S. senator Joe Biden when he called her out of the blue to ask her on a date.

Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops Cover Image
By Dr Jill Biden, Raúl Colón (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442457355
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - June 5th, 2012

Inspired by her own granddaughter Natalie, President-Elect Joe Biden’s wife, Jill, tells a story through a child’s eyes of what family life is like when a parent is at war across the world.

When her father leaves for a year of being at war, Natalie knows that she will miss him. Natalie is proud of her father, but there is nothing to stop her from wishing he was home.