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This week’s recommended books cast their nets wide, from the shores of a Scottish loch to the hills of southern India to the story of a peripatetic childhood in Europe and East Africa. They look back in time, too: George Saunders revisits classics of Russian literature; Robert Jones Jr. imagines a love story on a Mississippi plantation before the Civil War; and the father-son team of Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick write about Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1960 arrest in Georgia, which played a surprising role in that year’s presidential elections. Other books we like include James Comey’s reckoning with honesty and accountability in politics, Rich Cohen’s look at a children’s hockey league in Connecticut, a bad-seed parenting thriller and a classic Surrealist novel, reissued. Gregory Cowles Senior Editor, Books Twitter: @GregoryCowles SUMMERWATER , by Sarah Moss. (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $25.) Moss’s seventh novel is intimately concerned with social class. It’s set in a vacation park in Scotland, on a loch in the middle of nowhere, over the course of a long, oppressively rainy day in August. People are stuck in their cabins. There’s no wifi. With nothing to do and nowhere to go, they’re thrown back on their own wiles. Moss “writes beautifully about English middle-class life, about souls in tumult, about people whose lives have not turned out the way they’d hoped,” our critic Dwight Garner writes. “She catches the details of ordinary existence in a manner that’s reminiscent of the director Mike Leigh. She never […]