Time to choose some of your summer reads. Here’s a quick glimpse of some newer releases.
June: A Novel by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
From Christina Baker Kline’s blurb in the Crown ad: “June is filled with enough intrigue, betrayal, passion, and heartbreak to keep you reading all the way to the explosively satisfying end.”
All Summer Long: A Novel by Dorothea Benton Frank
Kathryn Stockett says: “Get ready to laugh and cry.”
The Sport of Kings: A Novel by C. E. Morgan
As a horseracing fan, this one is on my summer list for sure. A visit to Amazon to check it out shows the critics are raving about how good it is.
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
This novel is by the producer/writer/showrunner of the television show Fargo. It begins on a foggy summer night in a luxurious private jet. Reviewed by Kristin Hannah for the New York Times she tells us: “Noah Hawley really knows how to keep a reader turning the pages, but there’s more to the novel than suspense.”
A Hero of France by Alan Furst
Mystery readers if you don’t know Alan Furst’s work now is the time to give it a try: mystery, history, risk-taking.
32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert
This book is another chef memoir telling of his early days growing up in France and working for Chef Joel Robuchon who also terrorized Gordon Ramsay. My reading of Lisa Abend’s review boils down to a good read that seems to end before it is finished.
Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
This novel, published by Knopf in May, tells a coming-of-age story set in the Manhattan restaurant world. A check of Amazon tells me the critics are praising this first novel by Ms. Danler.