"Some of this summer's most anticipated new novels turn those categories on their heads. They combine genres in unexpected ways and subvert long-held narrative conventions. There's the high-school cheerleader story inspired by Shakespeare's "Richard III." There's the neurotic Seattle heroine who turns out to be more seriously unhinged than lovably frazzled. There's the crime novel that seems like a standard procedural—until it turns out the victims may be guiltier than they seem. Each of these books is redefining some summer staples and creating new categories of their own. "
The Big Debut- Karen Thompson Walker, 'The Age of Miracles'
The Biting Cinderella Story-Martin Amis,'Lionel Asbo: State of England,'
The High-School Noir-Megan Abbott, 'Dare Me'
The Literary Spy Thriller-Joseph Kanon, 'Istanbul Passage'
The Postmodern Epistolary Novel-Maria Semple, 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette'