Riffle Editor's Choice: Essential Fiction Books for July 2015
It's a new month, so time for a new list of my top picks! July has several stellar books coming out, but I had to narrow it down to my top five. Here are some titles that I'm the most excited about this month!
- The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock -- July 7th
- Among the Ten Thousand Things by Julia Pierpont -- July 7th
- Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee -- July 14th
- Confessions of the Lioness by Mia Conto -- July 14th
- A Cure for Suicide by Jesse Ball -- July 21st
When Jim's wife Grace becomes pregnant with their much-longed for child, he leaves behind his career as a test pilot and the chance to become an astronaut to help raise their child. Jim and Grace are happy facing the challenges of parenthood, until one day their family faces an unexpected tragedy. Spanning across one of the most turbulent times in American history, THE LAST PILOT explores a story of loss and courage.
1 / 5
Jack and Deb are living an ideal life -- he's a well-known New York artist and she's a dancer who retired to raise their two beloved children. But one day a package arrives at their doorstep that reveals Jack's secret life. It's addressed to Deb, but their two children open it first. AMONG THE TEN THOUSAND THINGS explores the fragile relationship between these family members and the obstacles they must face together.
2 / 5
Companion to the beloved novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Harper Lee's GO SET A WATCHMAN has been one of the most talked about books of this year and is a shoe-in for this list. Told from the perspective of an adult Scout, this book offers a new look into Lee's classic.
3 / 5
In the village of Kulumani, Mozambique, women are being hunted by lionesses. Told from the alternating perspectives of Mariamar, a woman whose sister was killed by a lioness, and Archangel Bullseye, a man who has been hired to hunt the predators, it slowly becomes clear that the lionesses may have been summoned by the women themselves. I'm intrigued by CONFESSION OF THE LIONESS, and can't wait to read it for myself.
4 / 5
In a small village, and with the help of a woman known only as the "examiner," a man is re-learning how to live. A puzzling, mysterious, and haunting story, A CURE FOR SUICIDE explores a dystopian reality and looks like it will be a fascinating new read.
5 / 5