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Recommended English book list: Obama‘s latest Memoir

BY Judy 12 Nov,2020 English Book Memoir


The first volume of former US President Barack Obama's new memoir is coming out in November. It is one of the most important books of the year. Meanwhile, do not miss new novels by Jo Nesbo, Nicole Krauss and Jonathan Lethem, or a new biography by the poet Adrienne Rich. Besides, there are many other books worth reading...


1. A Promised Land

Author: Barack Obama.

Publisher: Crown, 17 November

Although there is lack of book details, it is expected to be one of the most influential books this year. We know that this is the first of two volumes in the plan, covering the former President's campaign and his early years in the White House. Crown has printed three million copies.

2. The Arrest

Author:  Jonathan Lethem.

Publisher: Ecco, 10 November

Life, which we used to know, is changing. It is a before and after alternating moment. Sandy is a former Hollywood scriptwriter, now she lives with her sister on a farm in Maine. After an unlikely cross-country trip (10 months’ travel in a nuclear-powered tunnelling machine), a figure from the past emerges, threatening their lives.


3. To Be a Man: Stories

Author: Nicole Krauss.

Publisher: Harper, Tuesday

Kraus, the author of novels like “The Great House” and “The History of Love”, returns with a collection of stories about intimacy, family, and power.

4. Collected Stories

Author: Shirley Hazzard.

Editor: Brigitta Olubas

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Tuesday

Though Hasad’s best known novels are “The Transit of Venus” and “The Great Fire”, her short works helped her become a literary star. The collection includes her first published story, “Harold”, which she wrote during her time at the United Nations and sent to

5.  The Moths and The Mountains: The True Story of Love, War, and Everest 

Author:  Ed Caesar.

Publisher: Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster, 17 November

In the 1930s, Englishman Maurice Wilson, a traumatized veteran of The first World War, decided to fly to Everest, crash-land on the slope and reach its summit, all utterly alone. Things did not go well, but Caesar put this man and his will in the context of history.