Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week.

November 24:

Best of 2020 Lists:

BBC:

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

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Book Page:

Best Fiction:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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Best Non-Fiction:

Notes on a Silencing by Lacy Crawford

Notes on a Silencing by Lacy Crawford

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Best YA:

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang

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Lit Hub- Best of History and Politics:

The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist by Anthony M. Amore

The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist by Anthony M. Amore

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The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Precarious State by Declan Walsh

cThe Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Precarious State by Declan Walsh

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NYT:

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

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A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet

A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet

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Wired- Best Cookbooks:

Chaat: Recipes From the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India by Maneet Chauhan

Chaat: Recipes From the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India by Maneet Chauhan

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Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking With the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein by Joe Yonan

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November 17:

BuzzFeed:

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V. E. Schwab

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Entertainment Weekly:

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

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NYT:

Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West by Lauren Redniss

Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West by Lauren Redniss

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Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret by Catherine Coleman

Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret by Catherine Coleman

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The Orchard by David Hopen

The Orchard by David Hopen

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The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Precarious State by Declan Walsh

The Nine Lives of Pakistan: Dispatches from a Precarious State by Declan Walsh

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South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War by Alice L Baumgartner

South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War by Alice L Baumgartner

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The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War by Jonathan Daniel Wells

The Kidnapping Club: Wall Street, Slavery, and Resistance on the Eve of the Civil War by Jonathan Daniel Wells

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Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African American Marriage by Dianne M Stewart

Black Women, Black Love: America's War on African American Marriage by Dianne M Stewart

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USA Today

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

A Promised Land by Barack Obama

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The Washington Post:

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett and read by John Lee

The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett and read by John Lee

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November 10:

The Atlantic:

Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

Earthlings by Sayaka Murata

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NPR:

The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey

The Meaning of Mariah Carey by Mariah Carey

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NYT: 

At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop

At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop

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Cobble Hill by Cecily von Ziegesar

Cobble Hill by Cecily von Ziegesar

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Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last by Wright Thompson

Pappyland A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last by Wright Thompson

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The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World by Virginia Postrel

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Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood by Christa Parravani

Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood by Christa Parravani

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First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned From the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country by Thomas E. Ricks

First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned From the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country by Thomas E. Ricks

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The Washington Post:

The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo

The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo

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Authors on Air:

Fresh Air:

We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper

We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper

 

November 3:

Entertainment Weekly:

To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss

To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss

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The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories by Danielle Evans

The Office of Historical Corrections: A Novella and Stories by Danielle Evans

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Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age by John Lithgow

Trumpty Dumpty Wanted a Crown: Verses for a Despotic Age by John Lithgow

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Kirkus:

Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last by Wright Thompson

Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last by Wright Thompson

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Lit Hub:

The Harpy by Megan Hunter

The Harpy by Megan Hunter

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Dirty South by John Connolly

Dirty South by John Connolly

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NPR:

To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss

To Be a Man by Nicole Krauss

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The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again by Robert D. Putnam

The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again by Robert D. Putnam

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NYT:

Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live by Nicholas A. Christakis

Apollo's Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live by Nicholas A. Christakis

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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper

We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper

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The Washington Post:

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music by Alex Ross

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music by Alex Ross

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Authors on Air:

NPR:

Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing by Jacob Goldstein

Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing by Jacob Goldstein

 

Reading Women:

Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

 

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