A novel, a genre-bender, and some quick 100-pagers for your summer reading lists.
If there’s anything that a California-based publishing house knows how to do, its summer (take that New York)—and beach-reading happens to be a particular forte of ours. Whether lounging poolside or in the sand (or simply wishing you were), here are a few books guaranteed to entertain, enlighten, and intrigue.
RECOMMENDED READING FOR:
feminists, bibliophiles, and fans of Hilary Mantel
Written by three-time novelist, Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, The Woman Who Read Too Much swirls around the mysterious Poetess of Qazvin and the intrigues of 19th-century Qajar Iran. A graceful blend of history, allegory, and literary invention, the book is the first novel published under SUP’s new trade imprint, Redwood Press. The French translation was lauded by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the “best three novels of the year” in 2007, while its 2015 debut in English was hailed by Kirkus as one of 10 new novels to lose yourself in.
“The Woman Who Read Too Much reminds us all that whether Tudor, Qajar, or Clinton, behind every throne is a queen mother, wife, and sister who runs the show.”