2014 Summer reading guide: 12 hot new books!

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Romance

Book review: The Vacationers

The Vacationers by Emma Straub


A family holiday with major baggage

Book review: The Summer Without You

The Summer Without You by Karen Swan


Weeks of sun and fun take an unexpectedly deadly turn

Book review: The One and Only

The One and Only by Emily Giffin


A girl who loves football looks for love in all the wrong places

Mysteries

Book review: The Heiresses

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard


Someone’s out to kill four wealthy Manhattan socialites

Book review: The Farm

The Farm by Tom Rob Smith


A loving couple suddenly accuse each other of terrible crimes

Book review: The Quick

The Quick by Lauren Owen


When her brother disappears, a sister braves danger to investigate

Literary Fiction

Book review: The Rise and Fall of Great Powers

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman


What happens when childhood secrets are revealed?

Book review: All the Light We Cannot See

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


A blind French girl and a young Nazi set off on a collision course

Book review: The Secret Life of Violet Grant

The Secret Life of Violet Grant by Beatriz Williams


A debutante unearths an aunt’s deadly love affair

Memoirs

Book review: Glitter and Glue

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan


A young woman realizes her mom was right after all

Book review: My Salinger Year

My Salinger Year by Joanna Rakoff


How a reclusive literary star changed a woman’s life

Book review: Sous Chef

Sous Chef by Michael Gibney


A sizzling peek at what goes on in a restaurant kitchen