Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Mr. Coates is an extraordinarily fine writer and no one writes about race with as much insight and grace. (Out July 14)
The Cost of Courage by Charles Kaiser The riveting story of one family in Vichy France and their heroic resistance.
Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution by Kathleen DuVal The historian delves into the Revolutionary War from the perspective of people living on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime by Val McDermid The popular mystery writer looks at forensic science over the past couple of centuries and the ways in which crimes get solved. Fascinating.
Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich A sweeping saga of Southern noir.
The Flicker Men by Ted Kosmatka You won't read a better sci-fi thriller this summer. (Out July 21)