11:00am PT by Andy Lewis
Summer Reading Guide: 4 Must-Read Domestic Dramas
This story first appeared in the May 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
1. In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
For her first adult novel in 17 years, Blume fictionalizes a true event from her childhood — the three planes that crashed in Elizabethtown, N.J., in the winter of 1951-52 — to tell the interconnected story of several families.
2. I Take You: A Novel by Eliza Kennedy
A literary riff on Bridesmaids and The Hangover, the novel focuses on a hot-shot 20-something attorney having too much fun in bars and in the sack to settle down and get married. Kennedy is a Harvard Law grad and the wife of novelist Joshua Ferris.
3. Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
The To Kill a Mockingbird "sequel," written 50 years ago but set 20 years after Mockingbird, comes with a 2 million copy printing, a gossipy backstory about Lee’s health and genuine curiosity if it can hold its own against one of the most beloved novels ever.
4. Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper by Hilary Liftin
America’s girl next door Lizzie Pepper was one-half of Hollywood’s "It" couple until an epic tabloid breakup. Now Pepper is telling her side of the story in a debut novel guaranteed to ring true since Liftin has ghostwritten numerous best-selling memoirs.