Summer books 2015

FT writers including Martin Wolf, Lucy Kellaway and Francis Fukuyama pick their books of the year so far

‘ZeroZeroZero’, by Roberto Saviano

The ‘Gomorrah’ author has written an impassioned account of the damage done by global cocaine trade. Review by Misha Glenny

‘The China Model’, by Daniel Bell

Is there a case for the Chinese system of government over liberal democracy? Review by Gideon Rachman

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‘Book of Numbers’, by Joshua Cohen

Cohen’s new book combines corporate drama with a sprawling meditation on life in the internet age. Review by Julius Purcell

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‘How the French Think’ by Sudhir Hazareesingh

France remains a nation whose football teams line up in a ‘Cartesian’ 4-4-2. Review by Tony Barber

Front cover of ‘Hunters in the Dark’, by Lawrence Osborne

‘Hunters in the Dark’, by Lawrence Osborne

A novel in which the hapless hero goes badly astray in Cambodia. Review by Harriet Fitch Little

Front cover of ‘This New Noise’, by Charlotte Higgins

‘This New Noise’, by Charlotte Higgins

A portrait of the BBC brings its past to life but leaves questions about its future. Review by Henry Mance

Front cover of ‘Our Souls at Night’, by Kent Haruf

‘Our Souls at Night’, by Kent Haruf

A final novel that quietly celebrates the joys of everyday life. Review by Francesca Wade

Front cover of ‘Dreamstreets’, by Jacqueline Yallop

‘Dreamstreets’, by Jacqueline Yallop

A journey around Britain’s model villages, from New Lanark to Port Sunlight. Review by Lucy Lethbridge

Front cover of ‘Cyclogeography’, by Jon Day

‘Cyclogeography’, by Jon Day

A former cycle courier muses on London and literature in this memoir. Review by John Sunyer

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