10 best books of August: the Monitor's picks

Here are the 10 August titles given the highest marks by the Monitor's book critics.

7. 'Riverine,' by Angela Palm

Angela Palm left her rural Indiana town to become a prize-winning writer, while her neighbor and childhood love went to jail for murder. Palm’s memoir is a sharp meditation on place, social status, and ethos. You can read the Monitor's full review of "Riverine" here.

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