60 Must-Read Books of the Summer
What are you in the mood to read this summer? This year boasts an unusual volume of stories exploring the thrilling and thorny stuff that makes us human. We think of them as books that make a difference—every one of them worth the plunge!
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The Noise of Time
Barnes's exquisite new novel charts the peripatetic career of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975), Stalin's almost victim—spared so he could show the world the power of Soviet culture even as he grapples with troubling questions about politics and art.