When does a President have time to read?!? Honestly. Does he have his assistants read the books and give him notes on them? Or does he just not sleep.
• The Way Home by George Pelecanos, a crime thriller based in Washington, D.C.;
• Lush Life by Richard Price, a story of race and class set in New York’s Lower East Side;
• Tom Friedman’s Hot, Flat, and Crowded, on the benefits to America of an environmental revolution;
• John Adams by David McCullough;
• Plainsong by Kent Haruf, a drama about the life of eight different characters living in a Colorado prairie community.
The thing is, the McCullough and Friedman books, were ones I assumed people bought but never read. The look nice on a coffee table or on a shelf.
The two crime thrillers are excellent calls (coincidentally, both were writers for HBO’s The Wire). And I’ve never heard of the last one.