1. ‘The Overstory’ by Richard Powers
Richard Powers gained the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for ‘The Overstory’. The novel is about 5 bushes and their distinctive experiences with 9 People which brings them collectively to save lots of forests from destruction. Recommending ‘The Overstory’, Barack Obama mentioned, “I simply learn ‘The Overstory’ by Richard Powers, it is about bushes and the connection of people to bushes… It is not one thing I’d have instantly considered, however a pal gave it to me. And I began studying it, and it modified how I assumed concerning the earth. And it modified how I see issues, and that is all the time, for me, a mark of a e book price studying.”
The e book was additionally beneficial by Invoice Gates in a Reddit Ask Me Something (AMA) this yr.
2. ‘Memorial Drive’ by Natasha Trethewey
Natasha Trethewey’s bestselling e book ‘Memorial Drive’ is a chilling memoir of a daughter coming to phrases together with her mom’s brutal homicide by her former stepfather. “It is a meditation on race, and sophistication, and grief, uplifting surprisingly, on the finish of it however simply wrenching,” Obama mentioned within the podcast. Apparently, Obama had additionally chosen ‘Memorial Drive’ by Natasha Trethewey as one in every of his favourite books of 2020.
. Mark Twain’s books
Barack Obama additionally urged readers revisit Mark Twain’s classics this summer time. Calling Twain the “most important of American writers”, Obama mentioned, “There’s his satiric eye and his precise outrage that typically will get buried beneath the comedy I assumed was helpful to revisit.” A few of Mark Twain’s fashionable works are: ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’, ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’, ‘The Gilded Age’ and his autobiography amongst others.
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