Tasty Beach Reads

Travelogues, love stories, workplace weirdness, crime novels, thrillers, short stories you can pick up between dips in the pool—we’ve got your summer reading. Shake out your towel.

An Apprenticeship, Clarice Lispector
The Factory, Hiroko Oyamada
The Dry Heart, Natalia Ginzburg
Investigations of a Dog & Other Creatures, Franz Kafka
The Skating Rink, Roberto Bolaño
The Colossus of Maroussi, Henry Miller

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The Colossus Of Maroussi
The Skating Rink One-half brooding crime novel, one-half classic by literature’s new patron saint (Sam Anderson, New York Magazine)
Investigations of a Dog & Other Creatures A masterful new translation by Michael Hofmann of Kafka’s best short fiction
The Dry Heart Finally back in print, a frighteningly lucid feminist horror story about marriage
The Factory
An Apprenticeship or The Book of Pleasures Now in paperback, a romantic love story by the great Brazilian writer