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On The Page: Must-Reads This Month From Greek mythology to memoirs, check out these books filled with wisdom, wit, and wily prose.
Posted on Jun 30, 2017 06:00am

Ready for some beach reading this summer? Dip into these latest titles from Simon & Schuster.

House of Names by Colm Tóibín
The award-winning author of Brooklyn and Nora Webster retells the story of Clytemnestra, wife of King Agamemnon and one of Greek mythology's most vengeful characters.


I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons by Kevin Hart
The comedian and box office star writes his inspirational—and, of course, hilarious—memoir about his meteoric rise.


Defectors by Joseph Kanon
The Edgar-winning author (Leaving Berlin) turns his novelist's eye to Russia during the Cold War and an American defector whose brother discovers he may be playing both sides.


The Accomplished Guest by Ann Beattie
The new collection of short stories from Beattie features recent O. Henry, Pushcart, and Best American Short Story selections.


Jackie's Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family by Kathy McKeon
A fond memoir from the first lady's personal assistant, who helped raise Caroline and John and witnessed the courtship with Aristotle Onassis.


Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe
The follow-up to Beach House Memories and Beach House—and the first beach read of the summer!


Originally published in Watch! Magazine, June 2017.