Barack Obama's Favourite Books of 2020

 Read reviewHow Much of These Hills is Gold

How Much of These Hills is Gold

C Pam Zhang

Set to be a major 2020 debut fiction launch from the American publishers of My Absolute Darling, this remarkable novel comes with praise from Sebastian Barry to Emma Donoghue. During the Gold Rush, two siblings carry the...

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 Read reviewLuster

Luster

Raven Leilani

Razor sharp. provocatively page-turning and surprisingly tender, Luster is a painfully funny coming-of-age story told by a fresh new voice.

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 Read reviewThe Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mothers, a powerful new novel about the parallel lives of estranged twin sisters who choose to live in two very different worlds - one black and one white.     ...

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Homeland Elegies

Homeland Elegies

Ayad Akhtar

An American son and his immigrant father search for belonging - in post-Trump America, and in their relationship with each other

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 Read reviewThe Glass Hotel

The Glass Hotel

Emily St. John Mandel

A captivating novel of money, beauty, crime, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.

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Twilight of Democracy

Twilight of Democracy

Anne Applebaum

In the years just before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, conservative politicians and intellectuals across Europe and America celebrated a great achievement, felt a common purpose and, very often, forged personal...

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Deacon King Kong

Deacon King Kong

James McBride

From James McBride, author of the National Book Award-winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, one of the most anticipated novels of the year: a wise and witty tale about what happens to...

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Memorial Drive

Memorial Drive

Natasha Trethewey

With penetrating insight and a searing voice that moves from the wrenching to the elegiac, Memorial Drive is a compelling and searching look at a shared human experience of sudden loss and absence, and a piercing glimpse at the...

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Hidden Valley Road

Hidden Valley Road

Robert Kolker

The heartrending story of a midcentury American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.     

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Missionaries

Missionaries

Phil Klay

An astonishing novel about the moral cost of war, from the author of the National Book Award-winning Redeployment

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Sharks in the Time of Saviours

Sharks in the Time of Saviours

Kawai Strong Washburn

A powerful debut novel that delicately blends Hawaiian myth with the broken American dream, this is an engrossing family saga and a story of exile and the pursuit of salvation

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Caste

Caste

Isabel Wilkerson

A startling and transformative account of how we are all tied up in a caste system, from NYT-bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson.     

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 Read reviewJack

Jack

Marilynne Robinson

Revisiting her beloved characters, Jack joins Gilead, winner of the Pulitzer; Home, winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction and Lila, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. This is the compassionate and heart-breaking...

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The Ministry for the Future

The Ministry for the Future

Kim Stanley Robinson

From the visionary New York Times bestselling author of New York 2140 comes a near-future novel that is a gripping exploration of climate change, technology, politics, and the human behaviours that drive these forces.

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The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz

Erik Larson

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Every time Churchill took to the airwaves it was as if he were injecting adrenaline-soaked courage directly into the British people ... Larson tells the story of how that...

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