Summer Anticipation

It's a rainy grey day here today, so I am looking forward to warmer days. Summer isn't actually my favorite season, but it is a fabulous time to find new books.
I just received early news about some terrific titles coming out in the summer and I thought I'd share the sneak peek with you:

  • Broken Harbour, by Tana French
    An expert in suspense writing, French takes another track with the Dublin Murder Squad in this fourth book of the series. Each one offers a different look at the same group of investigators, which is a refreshingly unique way of writing a series. (In July from Viking)
  • Buddhaland Brooklyn, by Richard Morais
    I loved Morais' book The Hundred-Foot Journey, so I've been looking forward to this new title for a while. Buddhaland Brooklyn is the story of Seido Oda, sent from his serene life in Japan to open a Buddhist temple in the frenetic New York borough. (In July from Scribner)
  • The Painted Bridge, by Wendy Wallace
    A young Victorian woman is sent to a London asylum against her will, where she discovers that the line between sanity and madness is very thin.
    (In July from Scribner)
  • Under the Banyan Tree, by Vaddey Ratner
    A fictionalized version of the author's own childhood, Banyan tells the story of a young girl and her family who are caught up in the bloody Cambodian revolution in the 1970s. (In July from Simon & Schuster)
  • The Man Who Would Be Jack, by David Bullock
    A new look at the mystery of Jack the Ripper's identity, the author makes a strong case that the murderer was Thomas Cutback, who lived in Whitechapel. He fit the description, he had the means and opportunity, and the murders ceased when he died. So is he the Ripper? (In August from Biteback)

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