Elizabeth Edwards Writes Book
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Elizabeth Edwards, persevering in the wake of her husband's infidelity, is coming out with a new book.
"Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities" is scheduled for publication May 12.
"This short, powerful, pocket-sized inspirational book makes an ideal gift for anyone dealing with difficulties in their life," the publisher, Random House, said in a news release.
John Edwards, the former North Carolina senator and Democratic vice presidential candidate, disclosed last summer an extramarital affair with a campaign videographer. He has denied tabloid speculation that he is the father of the woman's child.
Since then, Elizabeth Edwards has avoided speaking about her husband's affair, and it was unclear whether the book would address it.
David Drake, spokesman for Random House's Broadway Books imprint, declined to discuss in detail its contents.
"She has always been a kind of candid and honest writer, and people can expect that of her in her new book," he told The Associated Press.
"Resilience" is a follow-up to Edwards' 2005 best seller, "Saving Graces," which described her struggle with cancer and the death of the couple's 16-year old son, Wade, in a car accident.
The new book could be a hit, said Louisa Ermelino, reviews director at Publishers Weekly, a trade publication.
"What people are going to be interested in is John Edwards and the whole scandal," she said. "The book is embargoed. That means they want people to speculate about what will be in there.
"She has been sick, she lost a child, she stands by her man. It could have appeal."
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