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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Open Mic Night in Moscow
A Russia-obsessed comic heads to the former Soviet Union on a nine-month solo trip through the land of yurts and yaks. She chronicles her misadventures—crossing mountains astride arthritic horses and aboard rickety prop planes—in a wisecracking travelogue "like Wild, but in Turkmenistan."
— Natalie Beach