Saturday, June 22, 2019

Twenty perfect summer books

Emily Temple is a senior editor at Lit Hub. Her first novel, The Lightness, will be published by William Morrow in 2020. At LitHub she tagged twenty “perfect summer books," including:
Leah Hager Cohen, Strangers and Cousins

According to Ron Charles in The Washington Post:
Leah Hager Cohen’s new novel about a quirky family planning a wedding in a tumbledown house contains all the stale promise of an arthritic rom-com.

But it’s an absolute delight. And if anything about Strangers and Cousins sounds tepid or old-fashioned, know that Cohen has infused this story with the most pressing concerns of our era. The result is an unusually substantive comedy, a perfect summer novel: funny and tender but also provocative and wise.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: Strangers and Cousins.

--Marshal Zeringue