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Sizzling Summer Reads: Book Trib’s Top 10 for August

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Summer is in high gear, which means that the sun is bright and the days are sweltering. We’re mostly hiding in the air conditioning lately, devouring book after book and clamoring for some great new reads. We’re in luck as August is packed with new releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on, from long awaited sequels to new reads from our favorite powerhouse authors. Here are the top ten books of August that are helping us beat the heat: Y is for Yesterday, Sue Grafton (Marian Wood Books/Putnam, August 22, 2017) Grafton is almost at the end of her coveted alphabet-themed series about private investigator Kinsey Millhone. In her latest adventure, Kinsey is dealing with a 10-year-old…

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Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ is the Best Book of the Year — Maybe the Decade

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Decades before the Civil War, a slave woman named Cora risks her life and runs off a cotton plantation in Georgia. Colson Whitehead’s hero in The Underground Railroad is afraid to take a gamble on so much until she realizes she wouldn’t be risking that much to begin with. Being a slave is not a life anyone would want to live; her livelihood is no livelihood at all. In bondage, Cora merely exists. She must take that ultimate risk: liberty or death. In his novel, Whitehead successfully gets to the heart of how slavery reduces a person to a point beyond recoverable humanity with this masterful, weaving tale of America’s nefarious past. Blending history with fictional innovation, Whitehead breathes life…

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We’re Wild for Tilda Swinton’s Book List

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Refinery 29 recently caught up with the amazing Tilda Swinton and asked her to compile a list of her favorite books this summer. We couldn’t help but jump for joy after seeing her final list of 12 fun, enlightening and classic page-turners. Be sure to pick up as many of these as possible. For the full article, click here. 1. Auntie Mame, Patrick Denise 2. A Time of Gifts, Patrick Leigh Fermor 3. Love in a Cold Climate, Nancy Mitford 4. Light Years, James Salter 5. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens 6. Owning Your Own Shadow, Robert A. Johnson 7. The Child, the Family, and the Outside World, D.W. Winnicott 8. The Essential, P.G. Wodehouse 9. The Collected Poems of Frank…

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