Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

7 Best Books of June: Amazon Editors' Favorite Picks

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

7 Best Books of June: Amazon Editors' Favorite Picks

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Some of this summer's most interesting books will taken you traveling: from suburban Vermont to 19th-century Paris, from the sweltering Amazon to 1950s communist China, and from psychological thriller to sci-fi apocalypse. Here are seven of the titles that drew the most enthusiastic thumbs-up from the editors at Amazon.com.

Some of this summer's most interesting books will taken you traveling: from suburban Vermont to 19th-century Paris, from the sweltering Amazon to 1950s communist China, and from psychological thriller to sci-fi apocalypse. Here are seven of the titles that drew the most enthusiastic thumbs-up from the editors at Amazon.com.

#7 "Before I Go To Sleep," by S.J. Watson

A mysterious accident has made her an amnesiac - or so her husband tells her. Each day Christine wakes remembering nothing of the day before. She's relying on her husband to help her through - but suddenly she begins to wonder if he's really telling her everything that he knows. This debut novel is a haunting page- turner of the literary sort.

#6 "Sister," by Rosamund Lupton

When her sister Tess is found dead in an abandoned building, police tell Beatrice that they suspect suicide. But Beatrice is sure her sister's death is a murder and she must investigate. Early readers have called this debut novel - which is much about the relationship between sisters as it is a murder investigation - both "Hitchcockian" and "deeply psychological."

#5 "Ten Thousand Saints," by Eleanor Henderson

From suburban Vermont to the not-yet-gentrified East Village, Eleanor Henderson's debut coming-of-age story offers perspectives on both the 1980s and parent-child relationships. When a drug overdose leads to the death of a teen, his friends form a family of their own and move to NYC, hoping, in part, to raise the unborn child he fathered on the night he died. If you ever partied at CBGB - or just wish that you had - this is the perfect novel for you. …

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