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8 Books You Need to Read This August

5 August 2014 8:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Each month, Boris Kachka will offer nonfiction and fiction book recommendations, and you should read as many of them as possible. Panic in a Suitcase by Yelena Akhtiorskaya (Riverhead; July 31)As Russian immigrant fiction evolves from novelty niche to full-on genre, every new effort faces a higher bar for originality. Akhtiorskaya vaults that bar with ease. Her characters — chiefly the lanky, brilliant Odessan poet Pasha, who resists his scrappy family’s entreaties to join them in Brighton Beach — inhabit a post-Soviet universe in which you actually can go home again. Or possibly never even leave. And forgive the unoriginal reference, but her vibrant blend of wordplay, wistfulness, and poignantly comic characters immediately conjures Nabokov’s academic farce, Pnin.Lucky Us by Amy Bloom (Random House; July 29)We’ve all read a twee, madcap period novel or two by a bright young thing. But like her venturesome protagonists Eva and Iris »

- Boris Kachka

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July Must Reads

1 July 2014 1:41 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

If you're looking for some new titles to add to your Summer reading list, don't worry - there are plenty of can't-miss books coming out this month! Along with brand-new fiction from popular authors like Jojo Moyes, Amy Bloom, and Rainbow Rowell, several exciting thrillers will be hitting shelves, including a mystery by Daniel Silva. Meanwhile, Joan Rivers's new book comes out this month, plus memoirs by June Melby and Lee Grant. As you prepare for your next getaway, take note of these July must reads, plus a collection of great books on Popsugar Love & Sex! »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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