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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Camille Cosby was a touchstone for this
startlingly timely novel by a former
prosecutor. In Burke's fictional take, Angela,
the devoted spouse of a socially conscious
talking head charged with sexual assault,
brings dark new meaning to the word "loyalty." Sensational and sly, The Wife is the perfect literary
companion for the #MeToo moment.
— Laura Lippman