For a man's take on the best books to read this summer, we turned to Frazer Dobson, who co-owns Park Road Books with his wife, Sally Brewster. (To read Sally's list, click here.)

Here are Frazer's favorites: 

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Bearskin by James A. McLaughlin (Ecco, $26.99). "Rice Moore has found a job protecting a remote forest preserve in Virginian Appalachia where his main responsibilities include tracking wildlife and refurbishing cabins. It's hard work, and totally solitary - perfect to hide away from the Mexican drug cartels he betrayed back in Arizona. But when Rice finds the carcass of a bear killed on the grounds, the quiet solitude he's so desperately sought is suddenly at risk."

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Southernmost by Silas House (Algonquin, $26.95). "Silas House explores the aftermath of a destructive flood in a small Tennessee town and an evangelical priest who opens his home to two gay men, forcing him to question his past, his prejudices, and everything he once held true."

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There There by Tommy Orange (Knopf Publishing Group, $25.99). "An explosive new talent details the lives and stories of 12 present and past day Native Americans in Oakland, California."

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When the English Fall by Dave Williams (Algonquin, $15.99). "Seen through the diary of Jacob, an Amish farmer trying to protect his family and his way of life, the book examines the idea of peace in the face of deadly chaos when an Amish community in Pennsylvania is caught up in the devastating aftermath of a catastrophic solar storm and the subsequent collapse of modern civilization."

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The Outsider by Stephen King (Scribner Book Company, $30). "When an 11-year-old boy is found murdered, forensic evidence and reliable eyewitnesses undeniably point to the town's popular Little League coach. But the jailed suspect has an alibi, and the detective in charge confirms that the coach was indeed out of town. So how can he have been in two places at the same time?"