6 June 2014 9:00 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 because they are all worth it. 1. The Fever, by Megan Abbott (Little Brown, June 17)The writer of stylish mysteries returns to the teen-noir milieu of her last novel, Dare Me, with a story loosely based on a recent case of mass hysterical illness in upstate New York. The new novel subtly evokes the creepy atmospherics of Twin Peaks or the more recent (and apropos) Top of the Lake.2. Adam, by Ariel Schrag (Mariner, June 10)The lesbian graphic memoirist, a successor to Alison Bechdel, breaks out with a novel somewhat conventional in form — California boy crashes with sister in Bushwick, comes of age, and falls in love — but completely radical in capturing the gender blur of 2014 gay New York. Adam, you see, is repeatedly mistaken for trans, and decides to »


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