In This Issue

This week, we recommend Tehrangeles by Porochista Khakpour, a "contemporary whirlwind comedy drama" about an "obscenely wealthy" Iranian American family in Los Angeles that's "pure literary entertainment"; and Ambition Monster by Jennifer Romolini, a "laugh-out-loud funny" memoir that is also "sharp and insightful as [Romolini] explores questions of work and its relationship to identity"; as well as My Life with Sea Turtles by Christine Figgener, both a "love letter to sea turtle conservation" and a memoir that "brims with natural beauty." Plus, Bao's Doll by Bo Lu is an "impressive picture book debut" that "encourages connection and understanding."

And in our True-Crime Novels feature, we highlight numerous summer reading recommendations that feature podcasters sleuthing out the truth of crimes new and old for their listeners. 

--Dave Wheeler, senior editor, Shelf Awareness
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