DW Hot List: Summer Reads

Looking for a hard-to-put-down book for the summer? Check out these new releases.

I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time • Laura Vanderkam

This data-rich book, which includes case studies and interviews, examines the daily lives of working mothers who earn at least six figures.

The Light of the World: A Memoir • Elizabeth Alexander
The author tells a deeply personal story about how she dealt with the sudden death of her husband and had the courage to move forward with strength and gratitude.

God Help the Child • Toni Morrison

An emotionally haunting novel, Morrison’s first book in a present-day setting details the trials between adults and children while exploring the implications of racism in our society.

Rebel Queen • Michelle Moran
Set in 1850s India, this novel takes readers through Queen Lakshmi’s quest to fight the British Empire for the freedom of her country.

City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis • edited by Keith Gessen and Stephen Squibb
Thirty-seven engrossing essays explore the state of the American city—present and future—looking at gentrification, growth, employment, crime, and other factors.

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