In our morning reading: Mairead Case’s debut novel is released; a pair of National Book Awards longlists; interviews with Juliet Jacques and Patrick deWitt, and more.
Well, it’s July. Perhaps you’ll be doing some reading on a beach this month; alternately, you might be seeking to find a place, any place, with air conditioning to start turning pages and delving into something. The range of books we’re excited about this month encompasses everything from punk-influenced fiction to thoughtful meditations on national issues to acclaimed works in translation. What follows is a selection of the July books we’re looking forward to the most.