Last of Summer Reads

There’s still a few more days of summer to grab and book and settle in your beach chair for an afternoon read. However, in the New York Times Newly Released, it lists books released this month that are far from breezy.

“Everybody suffers, but Americans have the peculiar delusion that they’re exempt from suffering.”

This is Peter Trachtenberg’s introduction to The Book of Calamities: Five Questions about Suffering and Its Meaning. If this sounds a bit too heavy for a summer read, the Times recommends the more hopeful expatriate fiction This Must Be the Place by Anna Winger. Do the weight of the subjects you read follow the thermometer and vacations?

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