Books | May 2018

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The High Season
By Judy Blundell (Random House)
In a beach town overrun with vacationers and newly colonized by socialites, one woman goes to extreme lengths when the life she loves is upended. This novel of money, class and family makes a great summer read.
What Should Be Wild
By Julia Fine (Harper)
In this darkly funny debut by a Chicago author, a young woman must venture into the woods at the edge of her home to remove a curse that has plagued the women in her family for millennia.


The Seasons of My Mother
By Marcia Gay Harden (Atria Books)
In this poetic and inspiring memoir, Harden uses the imagery of flowers and the Japanese art of Ikebana to depict the unique creative bond that she has had with her mother throughout the years—and how, together, they are facing her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s.
The Soul Of America
By Jon Meacham (Random House)
Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham looks back at critical times in our nation’s history, when hope overcame division and fear, to help us understand the present moment in American politics and life.