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 Oriental Wife
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The Oriental Wife

304 pages; Other Press
Two Jewish refugees escape the horrors of Hitler's Germany as children. They meet again in America, where they fall in love with their adopted country—and with each other.
— Karen Holt