18 Must-Read Books to Pick Up This August

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The Gravity of Birds

304 pages; Simon & Schuster
In this richly textured novel, two young sisters encounter art and their sensuality under the watchful gaze of a seductive painter. Forty-four years later, when a never-before-seen portrait of them is unveiled, a complex web of jealousy and heartbreak is exposed.
— Abbe Wright

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