18 Must-Read Books to Pick Up This August
A cross continental food adventure, a gritty drama of complicated fatherhood, Curtis Sittenfeld's haunting tale of a twin's supernatural gift and more
July 31, 2013
After tragedy strikes, an unlikely pair find solace in each other.
A deadpan, dead-on portrait of an endangered species—the Wasp.
A debut novelist sets language on fire.
In gorgeously gritty prose, this epic novel follows three generations of the McCullough family
An ex–New York Times staffer chronicles what happens when her 77-year-old mother moves in with her and her teenage daughter.
While WWII rages in the Italian hills, members of the Rosati family take refuge inside their luxurious villa—until their home is overcome by Nazi soldiers.' '
In this novel by an American master, four middle-aged friends, once members of the same high school band, reunite in their Wyoming hometown 30 years later.
After a chilling murder in an Oslo orphanage, renegade chief inspector Hanne Wilhelmsen believes a 12-year-old runaway may hold a vital clue.
A Chinese American journalist and chef sets out along the Silk Road to study the rich culinary heritage that links East and West.
This debut novel begins at the end of a marriage and journeys back through time.
When divorced and down-on-his-luck Keith gets a chance to write the biography of a revered environmentalist, he discovers that his subject may not be so saintly after all.
A Jewish girl and a Korean American boy become inseparable and together discover lust and rebellion.' '
From an author heralded as one of the most original new voices in Latin American literature.
The search for a storied queso thought to be imbued with magical powers takes the author from a Michigan deli to a dank cave in Spain.
A clairvoyant twin's dire prediction sets in motion a series of events that alter her and her sister's lives forever.
A gripping page-turner from the internationally acclaimed Scandinavian author.
In this richly textured novel, two young sisters encounter art and their sensuality under the watchful gaze of a seductive painter.
Mercy is the only surviving member of a once-prominent Connecticut whaling family.