The 7 Best Books of July

American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land, Monica Hesse (Liveright)
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American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land, Monica Hesse (Liveright)

Accomack County, Virginia, had already been decimated by unemployment and economic downturn before a mysterious pair of arsonists started setting fire to abandoned buildings. Washington Post reporter Hesse tells the story of a couple charged with dozens of counts of arson in one of the poorest regions of Virginia.

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