60 Must-Read Books of the Summer
What are you in the mood to read this summer? This year boasts an unusual volume of stories exploring the thrilling and thorny stuff that makes us human. We think of them as books that make a difference—every one of them worth the plunge!
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A hero or heroine embarks on a voyage and in the process is transformed: It's the oldest story we tell. Whether it's the tragedies of the African diaspora, a scientist decoding the mysteries of medicine while unearthing family secrets, or a gourmand's gastronomical quest among the cities and villages of China, these enthralling titles explore how personal journeys can mirror dramatic developments in the world and in our hearts.