O's 2013 Summer Reading List

If your idea of the perfect summer romance is finding a great new read to fall in love with, you've come to the right place. Here are the season's un-put-down-able titles recommended by Gillian Flynn, Jeanette Winterson and Karen Russell.
Godforsaken Idaho
Photo: Martha Pavlidou

Godforsaken Idaho

224 pages; New Harvest
Godforsaken Idaho, Shawn Vestal's slam-dunk debut, casts a cinematic shadow on the American West. In "Winter Elders," a Mormon missionary stalks a former church member to devastating effect. The doubters in these stories lose religion but find that "nothing that happens has to be real, and anything is possible."
— Kristy Davis