The 17 Best Summer Reads Of 2019


The weather's getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the #bookstagram competition is fiercer than ever. Enter this summer’s new releases. Whether you’re into linguistics, historical fiction, or family sagas that span countries, there’s a title that’s tailor-made for your beach bag. And for the social media-minded among us, don’t worry; from riotously colorful to minimalist-chic, there’s a cover to match every outfit.

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Patsy: A Novel

Three years after her stirring debut Here Comes the Sun put her on the map, Jamaican novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn is back with a searing new take on immigration and what it means to be a mother. Patsy will do anything to move to America and rejoin her long-lost love, Cicely—even leave her six-year-old daughter, Tru, in Jamaica. But when Patsy’s dreams of building a new life with Cicely are dashed, she must learn to survive on her own as an undocumented immigrant in New York City, and Tru must grow up with the knowledge of her mother’s choice. Passionate and urgent, Patsy explores what happens when a woman chooses herself over all else.

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