They say that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. So honoring history's place in society is very much a part of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Since it also launches the unofficial start of summer, books get their place in the sun too - and this issue is filled with treats to get you started.
Darragh McKeon masterfully explores the Chernobyl disaster in his first novel, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
, which is published as a paperback original. History meets science in The Remedy
, a non-fiction account of tuberculosis and a connection to Arthur Conan Doyle. Don't miss We Were Liars
, where the secret history of a monied New England family occupies the spotlight.
Explore beyond the book - learn about The Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund
, take a tour through African literature
, learn the origins of the Hokey Pokey
and visit Martha's Vineyard
Multiple points of history intersect in Colum McCann's brilliant novel Transatlantic
, which is now out in paperback. If you're looking for a juicy murder mystery to celebrate the long weekend with, look no further than The Summer of Dead Toys
, another book now in paperback.
Whether you belong to a book club or not, I think you'll be interested in our interview
with @RailBookClub, a commuter-led book club driven by Twitter. Get ready for summer reading with our previews
of upcoming books. Which ones are you looking forward to?
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