June 8, 2008

Editor's Note: It's a perennial question for the summer months, what to read? Here you'll mind more than 50 titles in fiction andƒononfiction, organized according to the months when they'll be published. Books are listed in alphabetical order by title. There's only one thing left to say: Good luck!


America America

A Novel

Ethan Canin

Random House

During the Nixon era, a working-class boy's involvement with a powerful upstate New York family and a rising senator reveals the heights and depths of ambition in a novel of epic scope.

Claim of Privilege

A Mysterious Plane Crash, a Landmark Supreme Court Case, and the Rise of State Secrets

Barry Siegel


How a case involving the widows of three civilian engineers, killed in a 1948 U.S. Air Force plane crash, led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing the "state secrets" privilege.

The Eaves of Heaven

A Life in Three Wars

Andrew X. Pham

Harmony Books

A son's harrowing yet radiant account of his wealthy Vietnamese father's struggle to survive the Japanese invasion of World War II, the French occupation of Indochina and a Viet Cong "reeducation camp."