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The 6 Books You Need to Read in November

A touching family memoir, a tale of dystopian America, and more.
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1. The Big-Deal Novel


Set in dystopian America, New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich returns with a gripping tale of survival and sacrifice in her new novel Future Home of the Living God. Follow Cedar, a young mom-to-be, as she searches for her birth mother in the face of intensifying repression.

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2. The Collection


Author of the award-winning short story collection Dusk and Other Stories, James Salter brings us another of compilation of his most celebrated fiction. Don't Save Anything is a collection of nonfiction pieces meant to encompass "the writer's feeling of exploration" for people and the world, as Kay Eldridge puts in her preface.

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3. The Memoir


Promise Me, Dad is Joe Biden's touching ode to his late son Beau, who died of a cancerous brain tumor on May 30, 2015. The memoir starts at Thanksgiving dinner where the news that Beau may not survive the tumor is announced, and Joe Biden makes a promise to his eldest son that he will be all right, "no matter what happens."

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4. The Essays


The concept of home is a source of endless cliché—it's mostly comforting but occasionally stiffling. Just the word can fill us with a deep sense of well-being and rootedness—or remind us of things we have lost and people and things we'll never reclaim. In a new collection called This Be the Place, writers like Amanda Petrusich, Naomi Jackson, Jane Wong, and Jennifer Finney Boylan all explore what makes a home.

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5. The Coffee Table


An expansive, seven-hundred-page collection of Laura Owens's paintings paired with writings about the artist by colleagues, friends, and family. The book, titled Owens, Laura, will debut just in time for her upcoming exhibition at The Whitney Museum.

6. The Classic


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It's been 20 years since Underworld, Don DeLillo's best-known novel, was released. With such hard-hitting postmodernist themes such as fascism and nuclear terror, perhaps now might be the ideal time to dive back in.

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com
*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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