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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: New Palin book to be released on Nov. 23

NEW YORK -- Sarah Palin's new book has a title, ''America By Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag,'' and a release date, Nov. 23, publisher HarperCollins announced Tuesday.

The Alaska ex-governor and former GOP vice presidential candidate, whose memoir ''Going Rogue'' has sold more than 2 million copies, has been working on a tribute to American values.

It will include ''selections from classic and contemporary readings that have moved her,'' according to HarperCollins, along with ''the nation's founding documents to great speeches, sermons, letters, literature and poetry, biography, and even some of her favorite songs and movies.''

The book is inspired not only by her ''strong belief in the importance of family, faith and patriotism,'' but by some of the people she met last year while promoting ''Going Rogue.'' Palin skipped major cities such as Seattle and Los Angeles, traditional stops on most author tours, and instead focused on smaller communities more receptive to her conservative message.

Crichton's art collection goes to auction

NEW YORK -- A Jasper Johns painting of the American flag in the collection of the late best-selling writer Michael Crichton could set a new auction record for the artist.

Christie's auction house offered the work, called ''Flag,'' on Tuesday night.

Its pre-sale estimate is $10 million to $15 million. But Johns' seminal work has never before been on the public market. New York and Chicago art dealer Richard Feigen guessed it could bring up to $30 million.

The previous auction record for Johns was $18 million for ''Figure 4'' in 2007.

Lambert to wed fellow country star Shelton

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, two of country music's hottest singles, are off the market.

People.com is reporting that Shelton asked Lambert to marry him on Sunday. Kathy Best, Lambert's publicist, confirmed the news Tuesday.

Lambert tells People the proposal came as a surprise. She said Shelton proposed to her in the woods near her Tishomingo, Okla., home.