17 Of The Best Books Of Summer 2015 by Bustle™

17 Of The Best Books Of Summer 2015 by Bustle™

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Title: Saint Mazie

Inspired by the life of a woman who was profiled in Joseph Mitchell's classic Up in the Old Hotel, SAINT MAZIE is infused with Jami Attenberg's signature wit, bravery, and heart.
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN 13: 9781455599899
Pages: 336
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Title: The Sunlit Night

With nimble and sure-footed prose enriched with humor and warmth, Dinerstein reveals that no matter how far we travel to claim our own territory, it is ultimately love that gives us our place in the world.
Author(s): Rebecca Dinerstein
ISBN 13: 9781632861146
Pages: 272
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Title: In the Unlikely Event

In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and placeNat King Cole singing Unforgettable, Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.
Author(s): Judy Blume
ISBN 13: 9781101875049
Pages: 416
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Title: In the Country

"Mia Alvar's ... debut gives us a vivid ... picture of the Filipino diaspora: exiles and emigrants and wanderers uprooting their families to begin new lives in the Middle East and America--and, sometimes, turning back"--
Author(s): Mia Alvar
ISBN 13: 9780385352819
Pages: 368
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Title: The Star Side of Bird Hill

This lyrical novel of community, betrayal, and love centres on an unforgettable matriarchal family in Barbados.
Author(s): Naomi Jackson
ISBN 13: 9781594205958
Pages: 304
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Title: Among the Ten Thousand Things

A former ballet dancer struggles to protect her children before receiving an anonymous package revealing her weak artist husband's infidelities, a discovery that leads to a difficult breakup during a New York summer
Author(s): Julia Pierpont
ISBN 13: 9780812995220
Pages: 336
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Title: The Small Backs of Children

And yet, as their plot unfolds, everything we know about the story comes into question: What does the writer really want? Who is controlling the action? And what will happen when these two worlds—east and west, real and virtual—collide?
Author(s): Lidia Yuknavitch
ISBN 13: 9780062383242
Pages: 240
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Title: Go Set a Watchman

rom Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prizewinning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch"Scout"returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise's homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town, and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the pasta journey that can only be guided by one's own conscience. Written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman imparts a fuller, richer understanding and appreciation of Harper Lee. Here is an unforgettable novel of wisdom, humanity, passion, humor, and effortless precisiona profoundly affecting work of art that is both wonderfully evocative of another era and relevant to our own times. It not only confirms the enduring brilliance of To Kill a Mockingbird, but also serves as its essential companion, adding depth, context, and new meaning to an American classic.
Author(s): Harper Lee
ISBN 13: 9780062409850
Pages: 288
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Title: Circling the Sun

. . This absorbing, illuminating book gives us an intimate view of a sympathetic and perceptive woman, the striving writer she married, the glittering and wounding Paris circle they were part of. . .
Author(s): Paula McLain
ISBN 13: 9780345534187
Pages: 384
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Title: Barbara the Slut and Other People

" --Elle A fresh, honest, and darkly funny debut collection about family, friends, and lovers, and the flaws that make us most human. Fearless, candid, and incredibly funny, Lauren Holmes is a newcomer who writes like a master.
Author(s): Lauren Holmes
ISBN 13: 9781594633782
Pages: 272
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Title: The Daughters

A world-class soprano seeks to reclaim her voice from the curse that winds through her family tree.
Author(s): Adrienne Celt
ISBN 13: 9781631491948
Pages: 272
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Title: Woman with a Secret

The New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders—in the ranks of Ruth Rendell, Deborah Crombie, Kimberly McCreight, and Tana French—makes her William Morrow debut with a dark and chilling psychological thriller in which a ...
Author(s): Sophie Hannah
ISBN 13: 9780062388278
Pages: 384
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Title: The Marriage of Opposites

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro ...
Author(s): Alice Hoffman
ISBN 13: 9781451693591
Pages: 384
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Title: Infinite Home

A charming and tender story of the disparate tenants of a Brooklyn brownstone and the community they form around their ageing landlord when their home is suddenly threatened.
Author(s): Kathleen Alcott
ISBN 13: 9780007596508
Pages: 400
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Title: The Beautiful Bureaucrat

Becoming increasingly uneasy about suspicious activities at a new job she felt lucky to land, Josephine makes a terrible realization and is forced to confront dangerous and powerful elements in order to protect her loved ones.
Author(s): Helen Phillips
ISBN 13: 9781627793766
Pages: 192
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Title: Eileen

Dreaming of life in the city while caring for her alcoholic father and working in a 1960s boys' prison, a disturbed young woman is manipulated into committing a psychologically charged crime during the holiday season.
Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
ISBN 13: 9781594206627
Pages: 272
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Title: You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine

A smart and stylish debut novel that is intoxicating and hallucinatory, full of meditations on food, beauty, relationships, TV and above all, the human body.
Author(s): Alexandra Kleeman
ISBN 13: 9780992876593
Pages: 284
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