25 books to read in the second half of 2019

Zadie Smith, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and Patti Smith are among the authors with new releases in the coming months

Books by Ta-Nehisi Coates Zadie Smith Jhumpa Lahiri and others.
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Looking for something to read?

You're going to have to be more specific. Do you want a biography about one of the most ancient and irresistible human stories ever composed? A novel as bluesy and sad as a Dolly Parton song? A memoir that will wrench you apart with its beautiful language and images? Good news: You don't have to pick — the second half of 2019 is bursting with stories asking, no demanding, to be read.

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