The Wall Street Journal summer reading


‘Rich and Pretty’

Rumaan Alam (June 7)

Best friends—one rich, the other pretty—navigate life in their 30s. Mr. Alam took bits and pieces from his friendships with women to craft well-heeled Sarah, beautiful Lauren and their complex relationship. Early reviews praise “Rich and Pretty,” Mr. Alam’s debut, for its believable female characters. “A lot of it was observed from the front lines,” the author said.

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