10 Must-Read Books for June

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The Festival of Insignificance, Milan Kundera (Harper, June 23)

An attempt on Kundera’s part to fulfill his lifelong dream of writing a novel “that would have not a single serious word in it,” The Festival of Insignificance is Kundera’s first book since the 2009 essay collection Encounter. And it may be his last. How can you not read it?