Summer Must List: Best new paperbacks
''Last Night in Twisted River,'' ''Commuters,'' and more beach reads
Last Night in Twisted River
Irving’s latest tells the story of a father and son who are forced to leave a logging community after a tragic accident, and the 50 years that follow.
Emily Gray Tedrowe
Greed and loathing invade the suburbs when a 78-year-old widow gets hitched to a wealthy businessman.
A chronologically flipped historical mystery about a London arms dealer who falls out a window to his death. Was it suicide, an accident, or foul play?
God Says No
God-fearing and recently married, Gary Gray picks a bad time to come to grips with the fact that he’s attracted to other men in this funny, moving tale.
An Echo in the Bone
The newest entry in the massively popular Outlander series is a time-hopping, continent-spanning salmagundi of genres.
Ed. Michael Sims
Long before vampires were sparkly and romantic, they were actually scary. This collection brings together some of the Victorian era’s most chilling bloodsucker fiction.
A Bright and Guilty Place
A historical telling of corruption in sunny Los Angeles during the ’20s and ’30s that’s as gripping a read as any Raymond Chandler story.
Swimming with Piranhas at Feeding Time
Ever eat a warthog? Have bugs gestate in your forehead? No? Well, luckily you don’t have to, because naturalist Conniff did all those things and more — and then wrote about them.
This is the third memoir from the author of The Liars’ Club, and there’s no dip in potency as Karr bluntly but lyrically explores her history of alcoholism.
No, it’s not a prequel to Designing Women. It’s the story of two women — one in California and one in Connecticut — living seemingly separate lives, until their paths improbably and dramatically cross.