Looking for a good book to curl up with or take away on your next vacation? Karma Group Literary Luminary, Philip Blackwell, rounds up 5 of the best new releases for November. One of the highlights is the highly anticipated ‘A promised Land’ by Barack Obama that details his landmark moments of his first term of his presidency.
1. A Promised Land by Barack Obama
In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.
2. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi
This is a searing story story of love, loss and redemption, and the myriad ways we try to rebuild our lives from the rubble of our collective pasts. As a child Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, but when her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life in the American South, their family of four becomes two – and the life Gifty dreamed of slips away.
3. This Just Speaks to Me by Hoda Kotb
Kotb writes about the people and moments that have enriched her life, discussing everything from motherhood and friendship to love and loss. This Just Speaks to Me promises to be the next great companion book, with each day elevated by Hoda’s sparkle at a time when we may need it the most.
4. The Searcher by Tana French
Cal Hooper thought a remote Irish village would be the perfect escape. After twenty-five years in the Chicago police force, he just wants to build a new life in a pretty spot with a good pub where nothing much happens. Soon Cal will discover that even in the most idyllic town, secrets lie hidden, and trouble can come calling at his door.
5. October, October by Katya Balen
October and her dad live in the woods. They know the trees and the rocks and the lake and stars like best friends. They read the books they buy in town again and again until the pages are soft and yellow – until next year’s town visit. Until the year everything changes. And, as October fights to find the space to be wild in the whirling chaos of the world beyond the woods, it is also a feast for the soul.