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Books Published In November

 

The Future by Naomi Alderman

After a trio of tech billionaires are forewarned of an apocalyptic superbug and flee to a secret doomsday bunker to save only themselves, an unlikely group of friends embark on an intrepid mission to take down the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world. Beginning with the end of civilization and jumping back and forth through time, Naomi Alderman, the award-winning author of 2016’s The Power, weaves a cautionary tale of what society stands to lose in a near-future where AI has transformed all walks of life.

The Vulnerables by Sigrid Nunez

Set against the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, National Book Award winner Sigrid Nunez’s tender and humorous new novel explores the abiding power of connection during an era of unprecedented isolation. The Vulnerables centers on an aging, solitary female writer (the story’s narrator) who moves into a friend of a friend’s Manhattan apartment. There, she cares for a pet macaw named Eureka while its owner is stuck in California. When the bird’s previous sitter, a collegiate Gen Z-er, unexpectedly shows up at the apartment after getting kicked out of his parents’ house, the trio form an unexpected bond that carries them through a time of widespread fear and uncertainty.

Same Bed Different Dreams by Ed Park

In Same Bed Different Dreams, Ed Park imagines an alternate history in which the Korean Provisional Government established during Japanese occupation secretly persisted beyond the end of Japanese rule in 1945 and into today. Through riveting prose, Park describes how its members work behind the scenes to unite a fractured Korea.

My Name is Barbra by Barbra Streisand

Over the course of nearly 1,000 pages, living legend Barbra Streisand tells the story of her life and decades-spanning career as one of the most iconic figures of the stage and screen. Titled after her Emmy Award-winning first TV special, Streisand’s much-anticipated memoir offers what is being touted as a “frank, funny, opinionated and charming” account of her unparalleled showbiz success. From breaking into superstardom as Fanny Brice in the 1964 original Broadway production of Funny Girl to earning the most coveted honor in all of Hollywood, an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony), Streisand candidly reflects on her storied past.

Endgame: Inside the Royal Family and the Monarchy’s Fight for Survival by Omid Scobie

After being delayed three months so it could include details on the coronation of King Charles III, journalist Omid Scobie’s investigative look into the inner turmoil and global reputation of the British royal family in the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II’s death will be released later this month. Endgame arrives on the heels of Scobie’s best-selling 2020 blockbuster Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family, a highly positive accounting of the relationship between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The new book is expected to delve into the early days of King Charles’ reign, feud between Prince William and Harry, and allegations of sexual abuse against Prince Andrew, among other topics.

Day: A Novel by Michael Cunningham

set on April 5th in a Brooklyn brownstone. In 2019, Dan and Isabel’s marriage is unravelling. Amidst a global lockdown in 2020, the family’s struggles intensify as their daughter Violet’s fear of the outside world grows. In 2021, they confront the aftermath of the crisis, reflecting on their losses, lessons learned, and the uncertain path ahead.

Above the Salt by Katherine Vaz

Set in the Civil War-era and based on a true story, Katherine Vaz’s sweeping novel centres on John Alves, raised in poverty on the Portuguese island Madeira, and his paramour Mary Freitas. Their families soon flee but reconnect years later in the American Midwest, where Mary is engaged to someone else. A big love story with conflicting loyalties, countries, and families all mixing together.

Call You When I Land: A Memoir by Nikki Vargas

A coming-of-age memoir about a Colombian woman in her 20s traveling the world to discover herself, “Call You When I Land” is an inspiring and raw capture of a 10-year period of Vargas’ growth, transformation and love interests. Vargas fears her upcoming nuptials and dives deep into her travel blog, The Pin the Map, starting in Argentina. Taking us through her early career training from PR assistant, cocktail waitress, and media buyer, to blogger and magazine founder, we get a backpack’s view of Colombia, Panama, Cabo, Indonesia, Paris, Vietnam, India, Guatemala and Kenya.

I Would Meet You Anywhere: A Memoir by Susan Kiyo Ito

Adopted as a child, Susan Kiyo Ito only knew her birth mother was Japanese and that her father was white. When she met her birth mother decades later, it unlocked a series of even more questions. Ito has to grapple with her own thoughts on fertility and the choices women make — and even the country’s incarceration of Japanese Americans in World War II. Her quest to fill in the blanks and understand who she really is propels Ito throughout this heartfelt narrative of identity and longing for home.

 

 

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