The Bookmark: A Monthly Look at Hot Books and Cool Reads


The Son
by Phillip Meyer

The acclaimed author of American Rust returnswithan epic, multigenerational saga of power, blood, and land that follows
the rise of one unforgettable Texas family from the Comanche
raids of the 1800s to the border raids of theearly 1900s to the
oil booms of the 20th century.
Meyer will be appearing at
Parnassus Books on June 25.



Revolutionary Summer
by Joseph J. Ellis
From the award-winning author of Founding Brothers and
American Sphinx comes a revelatory portrait of a moment in
American history: the summer of 1776, the most dramatic few
months in the story of our country’s founding. The perfect
Father’s Day gift for history-loving dads.




Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris, and the Renegadesof Nashville
by Michael Streissguth
Outlaw takes a close look at the outlaw country music movement
through the stories of the legendary icons of the movement—
Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson. With
Nashville as the backdrop, the book shows how this movement
redefined country music in the late ’60s and early ’70s.




by Colum Mccann
McCann demonstrates once again why he is one of the most acclaimed
and essential authors of his generation. Emma Donoghue says: “This
novel is beautifully hypnotic in its movements, from the grand
(between two continents, across three centuries) to the most subtle.
Silkily threading together public events and private feelings,
TransAtlantic says no to death with every line.”



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