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    Barack Obama is ready to join the To Paradise discourse.

    Jessie Gaynor

    July 26, 2022, 10:30am

    President Obama has released his annual summer reading list, and as ever, he’s picked some winners. (I’m particularly delighted so see Jessamine Chan’s excellent and harrowing The School for Good Mothers on there. Given that he’s the former President of the United States, maybe it will inspire him to share some thoughts on the country’s broken child welfare system?)

    “I’ve read a couple of great books this year and wanted to share some of my favorites so far. What have you been reading this summer?” Obama tweeted. No word yet on whether he’s read any of the numerous critical eviscerations of To Paradise, but I’d love to hear his thoughts! Here’s the list in full:

    Sea of Tranquility

    Emily St. John Mandel, Sea of Tranquility

    Ezra Klein, Why We're Polarized

    Ezra Klein, Why We’re Polarized

    Jennifer Egan, The Candy House

    Jennifer Egan, The Candy House

    Hanif Abdurraqib, A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

    Hanya Yanagihara, To Paradise

    John Le Carre_Silverview

    John Le Carré, Silverview

    Charmaine Wilkerson, Black Cake

    Family Chao

    Lan Samantha Chang, The Family Chao

    Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Velvet Was the Night (Del Rey, August 17)

    Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Velvet Was the Night

    Antoine Wilson, Mouth to Mouth

    Yascha Mounk, The Great Experiment: Why Diverse Democracies Fall Apart and How They Can Endure

    Jessamine Chan, The School for Good Mothers

    Jessamine Chan, The School for Good Mothers

    S.A. Cosby, Razorblade Tears

    Chris Herring, Blood in the Garden: The Flagrant History of the 1990s New York Knicks

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