16 Books to Watch for in August 2011

From a striking debut novel set in 1930s Manhattan to a literary ghost story, August 2011 has something for everyone.
In the Sea There are Crocodiles
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In the Sea There are Crocodiles

224 pages; Doubleday
A short and inspiring fable from an Italian novelist about an Afghan boy's harrowing emigration to Italy.
— Karen Holt

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