Best Adult Books

The lazy, hazy days of summer are approaching, which makes it the perfect time to hit the beach or post up in the park with a great book. Here are some suggestions

Alan Cheuse’s Picks

  • Andrew's Brain: A Novel

    By E.L. Doctorow

    Random House

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  • Next Life Might Be Kinder

    By Howard Norman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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  • Night in Shanghai

    By Nicole Mones

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Buy

  • The Roving Party

    By Rohan Wilson

    ReadHowYouWant

    Buy

  • Snow in May: Stories

    By Kseniya Melnik

    Henry Holt and Co.

    Buy

  • American Innovations: Stories

    By Rivka Galchen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    Buy

  • Thrillers
  • The Kraken Project (Wyman Ford Series)

    By Douglas Preston

    Forge Books

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  • Midnight in Europe: A Novel

    By Alan Furst

    Random House

    Buy

  • Suspicion

    By Joseph Finder

    Dutton

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  • The Director: A Novel

    By David Ignatius

    W. W. Norton & Company

    Buy

  • Night Heron

    By Adam Brookes

    Redhook

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  • Forthcoming
  • Warburg in Rome

    By James Carroll

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Buy

  • Lucky Us: A Novel

    By Amy Bloom

    Random House

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  • Angels Make Their Hope Here

    By Breena Clarke

    Little, Brown and Company

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  • Rose Dawson’s Picks

  • Saint Monkey: A Novel

    By Jacinda Townsend

    W. W. Norton & Company

    Buy

  • The White House

    By JaQuavis Coleman

    Infamous Books

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  • Forthcoming
  • Benson: The Autobiography

    By George Benson and Alan Goldsher

    Da Capo Press

    Buy

  • Barbara Hoffert

  • Euphoria (Deckle edge)

    By Lily King

    Atlantic Monthly Press

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  • Painted Horses

    By Malcolm Brooks

    Grove Press

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  • Kill My Mother: A Graphic Novel

    By Jules Feiffer

    Liveright

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  • The Vacationers: A Novel

    By Emma Straub

    Riverhead Books

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  • Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands: A Novel

    By Chris Bohjalian

    Doubleday

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  • The Untold

    By Courtney Collins

    G.P. Putnam's Sons

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  • American Romantic

    By Ward Just

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

    Buy

  • Forthcoming
  • Ishmael's Oranges

    By Claire Hajaj

    Oneworld Publications

    Buy

  • The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street: A Novel

    By Susan Jane Gilman

    Grand Central Publishing

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