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David Baldacci is the best-selling author of more than 25 novels, several of which have been adapted for film and television. His books have been published and sold in over 45 languages and 80 countries, and have more than 110 million copies in print worldwide. A tireless advocate for literacy and the importance of reading, he is the co-founder, with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. In 2008 his foundation collaborated with Feeding America to establish Feeding Body & Mind, a program which distributes books through food banks in an effort to address the connection among literacy, poverty and hunger. His works include “Absolute Power,” “The Collectors,” “King and Maxwell,” “Wish You Well,” “The Target,” and his most recent thrillers, “The Escape” and “Memory Man” (Grand Central). Baldacci has also published several novels for young adults, including the fantasy adventure “The Finisher” (Scholastic).

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David Baldacci

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