New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | December 1

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from Kathie Lee Gifford, Lesley-Ann Jones, Andrew Cotter, and many more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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The Buzziest Books of November | 2020

The Buzziest Books of November | 2020

The month of November was a great time for readers with a host of exciting releases from bestselling authors. There were so many page-turning novels that captivated us from cover to cover this month. If you want to catch up on the books everyone was talking about, here are our choices for the buzziest books of November. Happy reading!


Daylight

by David Baldacci

Release Date: November 17, 2020

For many long years, Atlee Pine was tormented by uncertainty after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted at the age of six and never seen again. Now, just as Atlee is pressured to end her investigation into Mercy’s disappearance, she finally gets her most promising breakthrough yet: the identity of her sister’s kidnapper, Ito Vincenzo. With time running out, Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum race to Vincenzo’s last known location in Trenton, New Jersey.

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A Promised Land

by Barack Obama

Release Date: November 17, 2020

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.

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Ready Player Two

by Ernest Cline

Release Date: November 24, 2020

Days after winning OASIS founder James Halliday’s contest, Wade Watts makes a discovery that changes everything. Hidden within Halliday’s vaults, waiting for his heir to find, lies a technological advancement that will once again change the world and make the OASIS a thousand times more wondrous—and addictive—than even Wade dreamed possible. With it comes a new riddle, and a new quest—a last Easter egg from Halliday, hinting at a mysterious prize.

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The Law of Innocence

by Michael Connelly

Release Date: November 10, 2020

On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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The Ickabog

by J K Rowling

Release Date: November 10, 2020

Once upon a time there was a tiny kingdom called Cornucopia, as rich in happiness as it was in gold, and famous for its food. From the delicate cream cheeses of Kurdsburg to the Hopes-of-Heaven pastries of Chouxville, each was so delicious that people wept with joy as they ate them.

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Fortune and Glory

by Janet Evanovich

Release Date: November 3, 2020

When Stephanie’s beloved Grandma Mazur’s new husband died on their wedding night, the only thing he left her was a beat-up old easy chair…and the keys to a life-changing fortune. But as Stephanie and Grandma Mazur search for Jimmy Rosolli’s treasure, they discover that they’re not the only ones on the hunt. Two dangerous enemies from the past stand in their way—along with a new adversary who’s even more formidable.

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White Ivy

by Susie Yang

Release Date: November 3, 2020

Ivy Lin is a thief and a liar—but you’d never know it by looking at her. Raised outside of Boston, Ivy’s immigrant grandmother relies on Ivy’s mild appearance for cover as she teaches her granddaughter how to pilfer items from yard sales and second-hand shops. Thieving allows Ivy to accumulate the trappings of a suburban teen—and, most importantly, to attract the attention of Gideon Speyer, the golden boy of a wealthy political family.

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The Awakening

by Nora Roberts

Release Date: November 24, 2020

When Breen Kelly was a girl, her father would tell her stories of magical places. Now she’s an anxious twentysomething mired in student debt and working a job she hates. But one day she stumbles upon a shocking discovery: her mother has been hiding an investment account in her name. It has been funded by her long-lost father—and it’s worth nearly four million dollars.

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Our Audiobook Playlist For November | 2020

Our Audiobook Playlist For November | 2020

We wanted to share with you some of our favorite audiobooks we’ve been listening to in November. Our playlist includes a little something for everyone from mystery, romance, literary fiction, fantasy, and memoir. Grab your headphones and happy listening!


Piece of My Heart

by Mary Higgins Clark

Television producer Laurie Moran and her fiancée, Alex Buckley, the former host of her investigative television show, are just days away from their mid-summer wedding, when things take a dark turn. Alex’s seven-year-old nephew, Johnny, vanishes from the beach. A search party begins, and witnesses recall Johnny playing in the water and collecting shells behind the beach shack, but no one remembers seeing him after the morning.

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All That Glitters

by Danielle Steel

Nicole “Coco” Martin is destined to have it all. As the only child of doting and successful parents, she has been given every opportunity in life. Having inherited her mother’s stunning beauty and creativity, along with her father’s work ethic and diligence, she has the world at her feet. Her graduation from Columbia is fast approaching, and with it the summer job of her dreams working at a magazine.

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No Time Like the Future

by Michael J. Fox

In No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael J. Fox shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality. Thoughtful and moving, but with Fox’s trademark sense of humor, his audiobook provides a vehicle for reflection about our lives, our loves, and our losses.

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One Time Only

by Lauren Blakely

Ever hear the story about the bodyguard who falls for the rock star? Yeah, it never ends well. Each day I remind myself that it’s my job to protect Stone. And nowhere in the job description does it say I should lust after the charismatic, charming man. Especially since we’re opposites. But every night I spend with him the dangerous, off-limits attraction grows more intense.

Until one night in a limo when we combust.

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The Kingdom

by Jo Nesbo

Roy has never left the quiet mountain town he grew up in, unlike his little brother Carl who couldn’t wait to get out and escape his troubled past. Just like everyone else in town, Roy believed Carl was gone for good. But Carl has big plans for his hometown. And when he returns with a mysterious new wife and a business opportunity that seems too good to be true, simmering tensions begin to surface and unexplained deaths in the town’s past come under new scrutiny.

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Spellbreaker

by Charlie N. Holmberg

The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as the Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against the aristocrats and help the common man. She always did love the tale of Robin Hood.

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | November 2020

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! November had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors Clive Cussler, Jayne Ann Krentz, James Patterson, Elizabeth Strout, Bernard Cornwell, Pam Jenoff, Nora Roberts, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction

Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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Bestsellers Now in Paperback | November 2020

Take a look at this month’s selection of bestsellers now in paperback! November had a great selection of bestselling books to check out from thrilling mysteries to enthralling literary reads, and insightful biographies. Pick up these latest paperback books by bestselling authors Clive Cussler, Jayne Ann Krentz, James Patterson, Elizabeth Strout, Bernard Cornwell, Pam Jenoff, Nora Roberts, and many more!


Mystery, Thriller & Suspense


Literary Fiction


Fantasy & Science Fiction

Young Adult


Biography & Memoir

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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | November 24

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from Bruce McCall, Pete Hegseth, Joe Scarborough, and many more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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New Biography & Memoir Books For Your Reading List | November 2020

New Biography & Memoir Books For Your Reading List | November 2020

Have you been searching for a riveting new biography and memoir book to get absorbed in? Look no further because we’ve made a collection of some of our favorite new releases. The list includes new books from Patti Hornstra, Barack Obama, Christie Tate, Megan Rapinoe, Reeves Wiedeman, and Michael J. Fox. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books!


When He Was Anna

by Patti Hornstra

Release Date: November 17, 2020

Riding down a country road with her beautiful teenage daughter, Anna, Patti Hornstra’s picture-perfect family changed forever. Anna made the shocking announcement that she was transgender and intended to transition from female to male. In “When He Was Anna,” Patti shares the story of her doubts, anxiety, and gut-wrenching questions she has about her teenager’s difficult choice.

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A Promised Land

by Barack Obama

Release Date: November 17, 2020

In the 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.

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Group

by Christie Tate

Release Date: October 27, 2020

Group is now a Reese’s Book Club Pick and Instant New York Times Bestseller… Christie Tate had just been named the top student in her law school class and finally had her eating disorder under control. Why then was she driving through Chicago fantasizing about her own death? Why was she envisioning putting an end to the isolation and sadness that still plagued her despite her achievements?

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One Life

by Megan Rapinoe

Release Date: November 10, 2020

Only four years old when she kicked her first soccer ball, Megan Rapinoe developed a love – and clear talent – for the game at a young age. But it was her parents who taught her that winning was much less important than how she lived her life. From childhood on, Rapinoe always did what she could to stand up for what was right—even if it meant going up against people who disagreed.

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Billion Dollar Loser

by Reeves Wiedeman

Release Date: October 20, 2020

The inside story of WeWork and its CEO, Adam Neumann, which tells the story of one of the most audacious, and improbable, rises and falls in American business history. In its earliest days, WeWork promised the impossible: to make the American workplace cool. Adam Neumann, an immigrant determined to make his fortune in the United States, landed on the idea of repurposing surplus New York office space for the burgeoning freelance class.

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No Time Like the Future

by Michael J. Fox

Release Date: November 17, 2020

In No Time Like the Future, Michael J. Fox shares personal stories and observations about illness and health, aging, the strength of family and friends, and how our perceptions about time affect the way we approach mortality.

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Interview with Patti Hornstra, Author of When He Was Anna

What can you tell us about your new release, When He Was Anna?

My journey started almost three and a half years ago when my youngest child, my fourth, announced that she was transgender and intended to live life as a male. She was not quite seventeen. I was shocked. I jumped right into denial. There were no signs.

Life became a whirlwind of tension, research, confusion, and therapy; none of which proved to be productive, at least not for me. The tension was unbearable. The research just added to the confusion. Therapy seemed to offer no help, although it did seem to add to the tension and confusion.

After two years it became clear that my emotional survival was up to me. And my relationship with Tristan, my fourth child who used to be Anna, was up to me. I had been in survival mode for two years; it was time to step up my emotional game. So, I did a thing. I started to write. I wrote my thoughts, my memories, my feelings. And then, one day, I had written a book.

When He Was Anna; A Mom’s Journey Into the Transgender World is my no BS tale of a clueless mom who finds herself trying to navigate life as the mom of a transgender child. It’s raw and often politically incorrect. But, it’s honest. And it’s me.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always wanted to write, and I don’t remember an inspiration. I’ve always know that someday I would publish, I just never imagined that my first book would be a memoir.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Expecting Adam, by Martha Beck (my all-time favorite book)

The Color Purple, by Alice Walker

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway, by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.

Wild, by Cheryl Strayed

Girl, Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Martha Beck for sure. I’d ask her to tell me more about “The Seeing Thing” she writes about in Expecting Adam. I’d ask if it’s still a “thing” for her.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

It’s an escape for me. I sort of get in a zone. Very often I read what I’ve written afterward and frankly wonder who in the heck wrote that.

What is a typical day like for you?

I’m a real estate broker by day, so my days are typically very reactive. Lots of phone calls, research on the computer, paperwork, problem-solving, (some days in and out of houses but not everyday), glamorous stuff like that.

What scene from When He Was Anna was your favorite to write?

All of Chapter One. So many good memories. The kids were young, life was simple (although I didn’t realize it then, of course).

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

My favorite quote of all. Years ago I printed it and put it on the wall of my office so that I could read it everyday:

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people maybe jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today maybe forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”

― Mother Teresa

Patti Hornstra is the author of the new book When He Was Anna.

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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | November 17

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from Patti Hornstra, Barack Obama, Michael J. Fox, Dolly Parton, and many more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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New Biography and Memoir Books to Read | November 10

Looking for some new biography and memoir books for your library? There are so many new releases this week that you’re bound to find a new favorite. You can pick up new books from Megan Rapinoe, Arsene Wenger, Wright Thompson, and many more. Enjoy your new biography and memoir books. Happy reading!



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