Our favorite books of July include the latest novel from the best-selling author of Matterhorn; a fascinating nature narrative about the fabled (?) Sasquatch; a debut that mines the messiness of even loving families; and an entertaining history of fast food.
Learn more about these and all of our picks for the Best Books of the Month.
Deep River by Karl Marlantes
Matterhorn author Karl Marlantes returns with a harrowing and adventure-filled historical novel about three siblings who are forced to flee Finland and resettle in a Pacific Northwest logging community.
Is Bigfoot real or imagined? John Zada’s lushly written travelogue/nature narrative does not solve this mystery, but it does illuminate what our fascination with this supposed species of hairy bipedal man-apes says about ourselves.
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
Marilyn and David Sorenson might get along famously but their four daughters, decidedly, do not. Claire Lombardo expertly explores the highs and lows of romantic and familial love in this astute and acerbic debut.
Drive-Thru Dreams by Adam Chandler
An entertaining treatise on how fast food has changed American culture, and been changed by it, Adam Chandler's nonfiction exploration traces fast food's history from the beginnings of White Castle to today.
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