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The dog days of summer have us finding joy in the little things, like an afternoon spent with an iced beverage in one hand and a good book in the other. Whether you’ve finished two or 10 titles so far, we’ve got new picks that are sure to help you end the season strong. From Celeste Ng’s instant bestseller to J. Randy Taraborrelli’s revealing new biography, these are the Artful Living Book Club top 5 titles for August.
This hot-off-the-presses story is a lively drama set in 1970s Pennsylvania, where the surprising discovery of a skeleton disrupts a neighborhood’s status quo. The novel weaves together refreshing characters and unexpected communities, from affluent America to the margins of society. With new friendships and old secrets, this read is sure to restore your faith in humanity.
Author and historian J. Randy Taraborelli’s new Jackie Kennedy biography paints a captivating portrait of the iconic woman 29 years after her death. Based on hundreds of interviews and previously unreleased material from the JFK Library, this volume offers more insight into the three lives — public, private and secret — of the famed first lady than ever before.
Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter is renowned for shaping the on-screen Black experience with credits including the hit franchise Black Panther. Sure to inspire the next generation of visual storytellers, this deluxe art book is filled with Carter’s film stills, mood boards, sketches and stories, with a foreword from actress Danai Gurira.
Celebrated author of Little Fires Everywhere and Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng has a new novel out that has become an instant New York Times bestseller. Our Missing Hearts accompanies 20-year-old Bird Garner on a quest to uncover his mother’s mysterious legacy. Ng delivers once again with this heart-wrenching and poetic tome.
This true tale follows master burglar Stéphane Breitwieser as his remarkable talent for snatching precious works of art leads to an addiction to beauty rather than riches. This page-turner will have you entranced with Breitwieser’s passionate pursuit of fine art and love from beginning to end, when the desperate criminal takes it one step too far.