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.
The Lantern
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The Lantern

400 pages; Harper
A bookish young woman + a mysterious older man + a crumbling farmhouse = a luscious mix of romance and gothic ghost story.
— Karen Holt