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NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Buttigieg's next book has a unifying message. 

Liveright Publishing announced Wednesday that the former Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, mayor had written "Trust: America's Best Chance," scheduled for release Oct. 6. According to Liveright, the book combines history and personal reflections in an "urgent and soul-searching" exploration into creating a stronger democracy.

"In order for our country to move forward in the years ahead, it will be more important than ever to build trust -- trust in our institutions and leaders, trust in each other, and trust around the world in America itself," Buttigieg said in a statement. "Now is a time to consider the foundational role trust plays in our democracy, and what it will take to build the trust we'll need to recover and to advance as a country." 

Buttigieg's previous book, the memoir "Shortest Way Home" was a bestseller which sold more than 100,000 copies as he became a national figure during his presidential run. His new work arrives a month after the release of "I Have Something to Tell You," a memoir by his husband, Chasten Buttigieg.

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