There’s a lot of talk about the president of the United States purchasing Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” to read while on vacation, but apparently it was bought for his daughter. The Los Angeles Times reports:
It was unclear which books Obama ultimately purchased at Bunch of Grapes, but “Brave New World” was most likely for his 13-year-old daughter, Malia. The book is required reading for eighth-grade students at Sidwell Friends School, where she attends.
After the report in the Times, the White House today said Obama has five books at his disposal for reading during the ten day vacation. From today’s pool report:
A White House official says that in addition to purchasing several books for his daughters during his trip to Bunch of Grapes Bookstore in Vineyard Haven Friday, the President bought two books for himself:
“The Bayou Trilogy,” collection by Daniel Woodrell
“Rodin’s Debutante” by Ward Just
No word on which additional titles he purchased for his daughters. POTUS also brought three books with him for the Martha’s Vineyard trip:
“Cutting for Stone,” a novel by Abraham Verghese
“To the End of the Land,” a novel by David Grossman
“The Warmth of Other Suns,” which was described as the “epic” story of America’s Great Migration, by Isabel Wilkerson.