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Test summer reading

When summer begins, it stretches out with such a luxury of time that it seems like we could read almost anything, writes book critic David L. Ulin in his essay on summer reading. Our summer books preview includes a total of 156 book picks: below you’ll find thrillers and young adult books, history and novels, memoirs and science fiction, pop culture books, kids books and more.

Fiction

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

Mystery and Thrillers

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

The Glass Ocean

Lori Baker

Penguin Press, $25.95

A willful red-haired Victorian woman pieces together the elliptical stories of her parents' sea-focused lives; for her debut novel, Lori Baker scored a blurb from Thomas Pynchon. (August)

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