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 Wrong Heaven
Little, Brown and Company
A schoolteacher mourning her dog compiles
pro-and-con lists to decide whether Jesus
is on her side. A woman fed up with being
human undergoes "equinification" to
become a horse. Channeling the fabulism of
Karen Russell, these offbeat tales are both
funny and profound.
— Michelle Hart