Find some hot reads for the end of summer with this calendar of big August releases.
'The Glass Ocean' by Lori Baker - August 1, 2013
The Glass Ocean is a debut novel that takes place in Victorian England. This is a story of love and art, narrated by a woman about her parents.
'The People in the Trees' by Hanya Yanagihara - August 13, 2013
This debut novel is about a scientist who finds the secret to longevity on a Micronesian island. There is a dark side to his discovery, though, that he doesn't find out until too late. He returns to the island several times and adopts many children from there who he is later accused of abusing.
'Archangel' by Andrea Barrett - August 19, 2013
is a collection of short stories from National Book Award
winner Andrea Barrett. Barrett moves over time and scientific discovery in five fact-filled short stories about science and characters involved in the passion and politics surrounding progress.
'After Her' by Joyce Maynard - August 20, 2013
Joyce Maynard brings a thriller with complex coming-of-age relationships to readers in After Her. After Her is the story of two sisters whose father is a well known detective who loves women. When he fails to find out who is committing a string of murders, his daughter tries to lure the killer to herself in order to help her father.
'The Good Lord Bird' by James McBride - August 20, 2013
James McBride, author of Song Yet Sung
, returns with a novel about a boy named Henry who was born a slave in Kansas in 1857. When abolitionist John Brown comes to town and gets in a violent fight with Henry's master, Henry flees with him. Brown, however, believes Henry is a girl since he has disguised himself.