On vacation? Stuck at home?
No matter what your plans this summer, we’ve got you covered.
Cross our book club picks off your summer bucket list.
Travel to Cape Cod
Told in alternating points of view by each member of this colorful New England clan, and infused with the quiet charm of the Cape in the off-season, the The News From the End of the World by Emily Jeanne Miller follows one family into a crucible of pent-up resentments, old and new secrets, and memories long buried.
Connect with family
As her husband’s memory wavers and fades, Diane Tate and her children must reexamine their connection to the husband and father Gregory once was before early onset Alzheimer’s— and learn to love the man he has become. The Wide Circumference of Love by Marita Golden is a moving African-American family drama of love and devotion in the face of Alzheimer’s disease.
Find magic in the ordinary
All the Best People by Sonja Yoerg is an intricately crafted story of madness, magic, and misfortune across three generations. An exploration of the power of courage and love to overcome a damning legacy, the novel celebrates the search for identity and grace in the most ordinary lives.
Indulge in a good secret
Pretend We Are Lovely by Noley Reid is about a family’s hunger—for love, acceptance and redemption after the sudden loss of a son and sibling. Told from alternating points of view by the four living Sobels, the novel is a sharp and darkly funny story of forgiveness, family secrets, and the losses we inherit.
With impeccable style, biting humor, and a keen sense of detail, Rumaan Alam’s Rich and Pretty deftly explores how the attachments we form in childhood shift as we adapt to our adult lives—and how the bonds of friendship endure, even when our paths diverge.
Interested in more?
Check out our book club page to explore more picks, like Exit West by Mohsin Hamid and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.