The Best 19 Books to Read This August
A memoir that serves up the troubled family history behind an iconic American dessert; crime fiction force Laura Lippman's roundup of her favorite new thrillers; 10 titles to pick up now, including two comedies set in Russia; and more.
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A Terrible Country
Thirty-three-year-old Andrei, a floundering
Russian studies grad student living in
New York City, returns to Putin-controlled
Moscow to care for his ailing babushka in
a deadpan satire about the consequences
of self-absorption and turning a blind eye.
— Michelle Hart