The 18 Best Books to Pick Up This Month
Novelist Nicole Krauss tells a tale of postdivorce soul-searching, Eileen Myles composes a paean to her pit bull, a friendship goes up in flames in Claire Messud's latest, plus more titles to pick up now.
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The Twelve-Mile Straight
When a white sharecropper’s daughter in 1930s Georgia gives birth to a mixed-race baby, a black field hand is accused of raping her—and lynched. That atrocity lies at the heart of this superb novel, whose roots can be traced to Harper Lee and Carson McCullers.
— Jordan Sebastian Bonner, Leigh Haber, Taylor Lannamann