EW Staff
May 27, 2011 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Here’s a peek at some hot releases hitting stores soon. State of Wonder is Ann Patchett’s provocative new novel set in the Amazon jungle (June 7)…. J. Courtney Sullivan follows up her much-loved novel Commencement with Maine (June 14)…. Three remarkable books are being published on July 5: Alice LaPlante’s Turn of Mind, a thriller with a main character descending into Alzheimer’s; Bonnie Jo Campbell’s Once Upon a River, a Huckleberry Finn for our times, only in this story, Huck is a 16-year-old girl; and Janet Reitman’s Inside Scientology, a history of the secretive religion…. Megan Abbott’s The End of Everything is being touted as the next Lovely Bones (July 7)…. Unquestionably the most anticipated book of the summer is George R.R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons, the fifth book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series (July 12)…. Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s lovely debut The Language of Flowers and Erica Heller’s memoir of her father, Joseph, Yossarian Slept Here, will both be released on Aug. 23.

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