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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The Gilded Cage
Givenchy gowns. Penthouse apartments. Black Escalades. Private jets. The trappings of the 1 percent may seem as enticing as they are elusive, but is there something corrosive about überwealth? The mélange of titles (five novels and a memoir) look beneath the sheen of affluence to lay bare its not-so-appealing side—say, Park Avenue as prison, or a Dickensian alternate reality perfectly drawn for our status-obsessed era—and underscore the truth that in the end, mortality gets us all.