4 Books Everyone's Talking About This July
THE LUCKY ONES
By Julianna Pachico
The protagonists of
MEN WITHOUT WOMEN
By Haruki Murakami
Following his bestselling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki, Murakami’s long-awaited return to fiction takes the form of a collection of short stories. In the vein of his past work, each of the seven stories here contains a tinge of melancholy and resonate with those who sometimes find themselves susceptible to loneliness. Available at National Book Store.
By Zadie Smith
A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Swing Time details the lives of two ambitious heroines in London who drift apart when the harsh realities of life set in. Both are aspiring dancers, but only one of them will have her dream come true. Available at National Book Store.
By Mohsin Hamid
Nadia and Saeed are young, carefree, and falling in love—but they also happen to live in a volatile, unnamed city on the brink of a civil war. Here, as if seeing into the future, Hamid explores the theme of migration and reflects on a world filled with borders. Available at National Book Store.