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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The Secret Habit of Sorrow
These stories exquisitely
capture fate's cruel ironies—as when a woman desperate for a child finally
gets one after her sister drowns, leaving
her 8-year-old in need of a mother.
— Michelle Hart