10 New Books to Read This August — Plus One Surprise Release

Political hot topics, steamy romances, and the call of the wilderness: everything you need for a good month's reading.


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Half Wild
, Robin MacArthur (Ecco, August 2)

Third-generation Vermonter Robin MacArthur’s book of stories takes us to the quirky, proud Green Mountain state that the Bernie Sanders campaign has put on the topical map. (McArthur is a fan of her senator.) Her protagonists range in age and temperament, but the complicated relationship between the characters and the land they inhabit is a constant throughout her debut collection.