The bestselling author's latest looks at how four women are bound by infertility and a hope for the future. (July)
Three Days Before the Shooting…
The Unfinished Second Novel
Ralph Ellison, edited by John F. Callahan and Adam Bradley
Modern Library: $25 paper
A gathering of the portions of Ellison's planned opus — a part of which appeared as "Juneteenth" in 1999 — that he labored over until his death in 1994. (available now)
To Be Sung Underwater
Little, Brown: $24.99
Twenty years on, a married woman wonders whether she can rekindle the flame with the man she loved in her youth. (June)
Whatever Gets You Through the Night
A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments
Princeton University Press: $22.95
Codrescu reimagines how Sheherezade saved Baghdad's virgins through a heroic feat of storytelling that lasted for 1,001 nights. (June)
A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion
A woman beseeches her hosiery salesman lover to kill her husband in this Jazz Age tale based on an actual murder case. (June)
The Year We Left Home
Simon & Schuster: $25
Feminism, antiwar sentiment and the pull of city life shape this saga of a rural Iowa family spanning the last decades of the 20th century. (available now)
Summer reading: Fiction, poetry
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