Barack Obama's Book List For 2020 Includes A Canadian Author & She Had The Best Reaction

On Barack Obama's book list for 2020, a novel by a Canadian author was included and she had the best reaction to finding out she made the cut.

Every year, the former U.S. president reveals his favourite things from the past 12 months, and this year he started with his book list.

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The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel made the cut for Obama's favourite books of 2020.

The story is about the collapse of an investment scam and the disappearance of a woman from a ship that's at sea.

The book also has another Canadian connection as one of the characters works in B.C.

Mandel posted Obama's list on Instagram with her book circled and shared how she heard the news.

"I found out via email while making a snowman with my kid, who eventually resorted to stuffing snow in my coat pockets in an effort to make me stop jumping up and down," she said in the post's caption.

Recently, Obama also brought attention to Canada when he compared the country's COVID-19 per capita death toll to what it is in the U.S.

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