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.
Miss Timmins' School for Girls
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Miss Timmins' School for Girls

512 pages; Harper
Cultures clash, love blooms, and a teacher is murdered in this novel about a sheltered young woman in 1970s India teaching at a British-run boarding school.
— Karen Holt