With the exception of a highly entertaining biography of a trailblazing feminist and cultural icon, the Best of the Month selections released today share something in common: they’re all a bit on the dark side. Starting with Wendy Walker’s All Is Not Forgotten, Senior Editor Seira Wilson warns that the first chapter "is a doozy" (I second that). Delving into the aftermath of a horrific attack, Wilson says "it’s worth wading through every [brutal passage] to reach the zinger at the end."
Here is the rest of the best of July, available starting today.
The Heavenly Table by Donald Ray Pollock
The Heavenly Table is to witness a writer constantly pushing the borders of imagination–and often propriety–while daring his readers to reassess their own."
Siracusa by Delia Ephron
The Amazing Race—choose your travel companions wisely.
Not Pretty Enough: The Unlikely Triumph of Helen Gurley Brown by Gerri Hirshey
Cosmopolitan magazine "lets us see Helen being Helen in all her glamorous, glorious contradictions."
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