The Summer We Read Gatsby, by Danielle Ganek ($7, amazon.com, out May 27).
Dip into this frothy comedy about estranged sisters who reunite at the Hamptons home of their recently deceased eccentric aunt.
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If You’re Bummed That Stephen King Doesn’t Have a New Book Out
The Passage, by Justin Cronin ($8, amazon.com, out June 8).
Thriller lovers will be riveted by this novel about an unlikely duo—an orphan abandoned by her prostitute mother and a disillusioned FBI agent—called on to save the world.
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If You’re All for a Literary Masterpiece You Can Read in One Sitting
Walks With Men, by Ann Beattie ($7, amazon.com, out June 8).
This transfixing 112-page novella by the acclaimed prose stylist explores a troubled May-December romance.
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If You Want a Good Cry (Two Boxes of Tissues, Minimum)
Red Hook Road, by Ayelet Waldman ($10, amazon.com, out July 13).
A newlywed couple is killed, leaving their just merged families emotionally ravaged. You won’t be able to tear yourself away from Waldman’s powerful evocation of grief.
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If You’re Looking to Learn Something
Remembering Smell, by Bonnie Blodgett ($8, amazon.com, out June 16).
A writer who lost and later regained her sense of smell, Blodgett explores all things olfactory. Packed with fascinating tidbits (who knew women had a sharper sense of smell than men?), this sciencey memoir is unexpectedly engrossing.
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If You’re Happy With a Smart, Grown-Up Romance
Beautiful Maria of My Soul, by Oscar Hijuelos ($10, amazon.com, out June 1).
Twenty years after The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, the noted author revisits his head-turning heroine, Maria, now in her 60s.
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If You Like a Bit of Good Old-Fashioned Schadenfreude
This Is Where We Live, by Janelle Brown ($24, amazon.com, out June 15).
In this withering satire, disaster strikes a devil-may-care couple, putting their marriage in jeopardy.
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If You Wore Out Your Copy of Like Water for Chocolate
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, by Aimee Bender ($7, amazon.com, out June 1).
Fans of magic realism should dig into this tale of a young girl whose mother’s despair is a key ingredient in her desserts.
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If You Just Want a Good Laugh While on the Plane
How Did You Get This Number, by Sloane Crosley ($6, amazon.com, out June 15).
In this hilarious collection of essays, Crosley comments drolly on her adventures traveling around the world.
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Real Simple Editors Share Their All-Time Vacation Favorites
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon