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This July, sip some lemonade and read the month’s 10 best books

1. Hue and Cry by James Alan McPherson

The late author and Pulitzer Prize winner’s stories remain as relevant today as when they were first published in 1969. Here, he writes unflinchingly about race, poverty, and society, and he brings a perspective on the human condition that is as graceful as it is gritty.

2. The Nickel Boys by Colson

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