Summer Reading 2008

What we’re reading—and rereading—this season

A Passage to Gujarat

Esther David’s novels chronicle a community of Jews in a province riddled with ethnic violence

Disengaged

A murky homeland is hard to stand by

Introduction to Marc Chagall

Excerpt from Singermann

The Inciter

What happens when a German provocateur turns to the subject of love?

Partners in Crime

David Benioff takes the buddy novel to wartime Leningrad

Raising the Dead

In his new novel, Aleksandar Hemon unearths the misfortunes of a Chicago immigrant

Radical Riff

How comedians of the 1960s and ’70s revolutionized stand-up

In the Image

A literary—but none-too-sad—Keith Gessen talks about his new novel

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