The 7 Best Books of August

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New People, Danzy Senna (Riverhead)

New People, Danzy Senna (Riverhead)

Los Angeles author Senna burst onto the literary scene with her acclaimed 1998 novel Caucasia. Her new book revisits the themes of race and class that her first one explored; the novel is about a young couple living in Brooklyn in the late 1990s whose relationship is strained when one of them develops feelings for a young poet.

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