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Literary Hub's 50 of the Greatest Summer Novels of All Time

If you've already blazed through the season's new books or just prefer to read something no one else you know is reading, but can't decide what to put in your beach bag, here are a selection of very good summer novels, as the Literary Hub staff defines them, published in any year other than this one.
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After Delores (Sarah Schulman)
After Delores (Sarah Schulman)
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American Spy (Lauren Wilkinson)
American Spy (Lauren Wilkinson)
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The Baron in the Trees (Italo Calvino)
The Baron in the Trees (Italo Calvino)
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The Beach (Alex Garland)
The Beach (Alex Garland)
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Binstead's Safari (Rachel Ingalls)
Binstead's Safari (Rachel Ingalls)
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Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
Bridget Jones's Diary (Helen Fielding)
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Call Me by Your Name (André Aciman)
Call Me by Your Name (André Aciman)
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A Children's Bible (Lydia Millet)
A Children's Bible (Lydia Millet)
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Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
Cloud Atlas (David Mitchell)
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Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan)
Crazy Rich Asians (Kevin Kwan)
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Dandelion Wine (Ray Bradbury)
Dandelion Wine (Ray Bradbury)
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The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty (Vendela Vida)
The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty (Vendela Vida)
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Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
Giovanni's Room (James Baldwin)
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The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing (Melissa Banks)
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing (Melissa Banks)
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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The Ground Beneath Her Feet (Salman Rushdie)
The Ground Beneath Her Feet (Salman Rushdie)
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
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A High Wind in Jamaica (Richard Hughes)
A High Wind in Jamaica (Richard Hughes)
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The Hole (Hiroko Oyamada)
The Hole (Hiroko Oyamada)
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Jaws (Peter Benchley)
Jaws (Peter Benchley)
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The Keep (Jennifer Egan)
The Keep (Jennifer Egan)
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The Known World (Edward P. Jones)
The Known World (Edward P. Jones)
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The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois (Honorée Fanonne Jeffers)
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois (Honorée Fanonne Jeffers)
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The Lover (Marguerite Duras)
The Lover (Marguerite Duras)
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Luster (Raven Leilani)
Luster (Raven Leilani)
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Montauk (Max Frisch)
Montauk (Max Frisch)
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Mother's Milk (Edward St. Aubyn)
Mother's Milk (Edward St. Aubyn)
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Norwood (Charles Portis)
Norwood (Charles Portis)
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Outline of My Lover (Douglas A. Martin)
Outline of My Lover (Douglas A. Martin)
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Picnic at Hanging Rock (Joan Lindsay)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Joan Lindsay)
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Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
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A Room With a View (E.M. Forster)
A Room With a View (E.M. Forster)
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Sag Harbor (Colson Whitehead)
Sag Harbor (Colson Whitehead)
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The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac (Sharma Shields)
The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac (Sharma Shields)
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Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
Sing, Unburied, Sing (Jesmyn Ward)
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Speedboat (Renata Adler)
Speedboat (Renata Adler)
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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (Karen Russell)
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (Karen Russell)
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Stay Up With Hugo Best (Erin Somers)
Stay Up With Hugo Best (Erin Somers)
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The Summer Book (Tove Jansson)
The Summer Book (Tove Jansson)
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The Talented Mr Ripley (Patricia Highsmith)
The Talented Mr Ripley (Patricia Highsmith)
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