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Obama’s Latest Summer Reading Recommendations

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He’s done it again! Former President Barack Obama recently shared his latest recommendations for summer reading.

In a Facebook post he wrote, “One of my favorite parts of summer is deciding what to read when things slow down just a bit, whether it’s on a vacation with family or just a quiet afternoon. This summer I’ve been absorbed by new novels, revisited an old classic, and reaffirmed my faith in our ability to move forward together when we seek the truth.”


Educated
by Tara Westover

Tara Westover’s EDUCATED is a remarkable memoir of a young woman raised in a survivalist family in Idaho who strives for education while still showing great understanding and love for the world she leaves behind.

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Educated
Tara Westover

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Warlight
by Michael Ondaatje

Set after WWII, WARLIGHT by Michael Ondaatje is a meditation on the lingering effects of war on family.

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Michael Ondaatje

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A House for Mr. Biswas
by V. S. Naipaul

With the recent passing of V.S. Naipaul, I reread A HOUSE FOR MR. BISWAS, the Nobel Prize winner's first great novel about growing up in Trinidad and the challenge of post-colonial identity.

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A House for Mr. Biswas
V. S. Naipaul

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An American Marriage
by Tayari Jones

AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones is a moving portrayal of the effects of a wrongful conviction on a young African-American couple.

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An American Marriage
Tayari Jones

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Factfulness
by Hans Rosling

FACTFULNESS by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases.

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Factfulness
Hans Rosling

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By Off the Shelf Staff | August 22, 2018

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