Books

Introducing The Atlantic’s expanded books coverage: essays, criticism, fiction, poetry, and recommendations from our writers and editors
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Illustration by Robert Beatty

Summer Reading Guide

The Atlantic’s writers and editors have picked books to transport you, surprise you, and inspire you.

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What to read

The Atlantic’s latest picks, from buzzy titles to evergreen favorites
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Fiction

Short stories chosen by our editors
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    Cromer

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Poetry

New and archival poems selected by our editors
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