The 7 Best Books of July

What We Lose, Zinzi Clemmons (Viking)
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What We Lose, Zinzi Clemmons (Viking)

One of the most anticipated literary debuts of the year, this novel from Los Angeles author Clemmons follows a young biracial woman growing up in Pennsylvania, struggling to make sense of how she fits in the world, after her South African-raised mother dies of cancer. Novelist Paul Beatty (The Sellout) has called Clemmons “a voice that refuses to be ignored.”