Henry James said the most beautiful words in the English language were summer afternoon
. So pull up a shade-angled lounge chair, take a deep breath, and dive into some of the juiciest, thrilling-est, most riveting, provocative, lyrical, eye-widening books of the season—from great contemporary American novels to delicious airplane reads to books exploring the ferocious bonds of family, plus a backstage pass to the lives of some intriguing celebrities. What are you waiting for? We cordially invite you to the best of the season!