The House at Sugar Beach, a memoir of growing up in Liberia and emigrating to the US, by New York Times diplomatic correspondent Helene Cooper, is the next Starbucks book pick. The book will go on sale at all Starbucks locations (and everywhere else) on 9/3. In a statement, Cooper said, "I remember going into my local Starbucks on K Street in Washington for my morning coffee on my way to work, and seeing [earlier Starbucks pick] Ishmael Beah's A Long Way Gone on the counter. I was thrilled for him as a fellow West African--and so envious myself at the same time! I'm not ashamed to say that I stood in line daydreaming that one day it would be me." You can read an excerpt from The House at Sugar Beach here, and see what other writers have to say about the memoir here. Cooper will be touring through October, here is her tour schedule. Starbucks most recent pick, Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain, is still topping bestseller lists and is quickly becoming adopted by reading groups.