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Hot Town, Summer in the City

August 6, 2022

The dog days of summer are here, and we turn to books that are hot and sultry, too. Like the weather, the four novels here take you into spaces that are sometimes claustrophobic, lethargic, and definitely uncomfortable. Small-town Indiana, steamy Hong Kong, Communist China plus a collection of essays by a writer from the sweltering clime of North Carolina—they will all make you break into a sweat.

Happy reading,
Melanie Fleishman
Buyer, The Center for Fiction Bookstore