The best smart summer reads of 2017

 Read reviewConversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends

Sally Rooney

Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed and observant. But when Frances and Nick get unexpectedly closer, the sharply witty and emotion-averse Frances is forced to honestly confront her own vulnerabilities for the first...

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Manhattan Beach

Manhattan Beach

Jennifer Egan

The long-awaited novel from the bestselling author of Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit From the Goon Squad.

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 Read reviewBased on a True Story

Based on a True Story

Delphine de Vigan, George Miller

What would you do if your closest friend tried to steal your life?

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Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

Eka Kurniawan, Annie Tucker

Vivid, bawdy, comic, and arresting, the exciting new novel by the Indonesian phenomenon, Eka Kurniawan

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 Special priceSour Heart

Sour Heart

Jenny Zhang

These seven startling stories of family, femininity, sexuality and otherness will plunge you into the tender and chaotic hearts of narrators you won't easily forget.

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On The Java Ridge

On The Java Ridge

Jock Serong

A literary novel about politics and seeking asylum, with the pace and tension of a political thriller. Plus some of the most compelling writing about the sea since Patrick O'Brian.

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Goodbye, Vitamin

Goodbye, Vitamin

Rachel Khong

Combining the pithy observation of Jenny Offill's Dept. of Speculation and the broken-hearted compassion of Miriam Toews' All My Puny Sorrows - an original, funny and tender novel, published by Scribner, about a family dealing...

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Jean Harley was Here

Jean Harley was Here

Heather Taylor Johnson

Jean Harley Was Here is a touching and original exploration of love, relationships, and the ways in which we need each other.

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 Read reviewStandard Deviation

Standard Deviation

Katherine Heiny

'Standard Deviation is a marvel' Kate Atkinson, author of Life After Life A rueful, funny examination of love, marriage, infidelity, and origami. Simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking, this sensational debut will...

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Future Home of the Living God

Future Home of the Living God

Louise Erdrich

Louise Erdrich, the New York Times bestselling, National Book Award-winning author of LaRose and The Round House, paints a startling portrait of a young woman fighting for her life and her unborn child against oppressive forces...

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Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories

Carmen Maria Machado

In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to...

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 Read reviewThe Animators

The Animators

Kayla Rae Whitaker

From age eighteen on, I had a partner, a kindred spirit. I had a friend. Someone bound and determined to keep me from the worst in myself.

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Sing, Unburied, Sing

Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward

An intimate portrait of a family and an epic tale of hope and struggle, Sing, Unburied, Sing examines the ugly truths at the heart of the American story and the power - and limitations - of family bonds.

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 Read reviewThe Life to Come

The Life to Come

Michelle de Kretser

Michelle de Kretser's fifth novel is both a delicious satire on the way we live now and a deeply moving examination of the true nature of friendship.

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 Read reviewGravity Well

Gravity Well

Melanie Joosten

A heartrending portrait of how we rebuild when the worst has happened.

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 Read reviewThe Burning Girl

The Burning Girl

Claire Messud

A bracing and hypnotic portrait of the complexities of female friendship from the New York Times bestselling author of The Woman Upstairs.

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Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

Sorry to Disrupt the Peace

Patty Yumi Cottrell

A darkly comic, barefaced and mesmerising exploration of grief, loss and identity by a sublimely talented young writer.

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Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems

Kevin Kwan

A novel about a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes --Amazon.com.

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