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Books Set On Beaches Capture Seaside Scene()  

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July 29, 2009 What makes a great beach read? The producer of our book series, Ellen Silva, thinks it's a book set where you're vacationing. She has picked four spots — Venice Beach, Calif.; Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts; and South Beach in Florida — with great surf and even better books.


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Librarian Nancy Pearl Picks Summer's Best Books()  

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June 19, 2009 Looking to cozy up with some good books? Librarian Nancy Pearl has some great suggestions. Her list includes a somber, genre-defying graphic novel about Doctors Without Borders volunteers, and a whimsical first novel about a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan.


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Summer Nonfiction: True Tales Enlighten, Delight()  

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June 24, 2009 Nonfiction can be every bit as exhilarating and illuminating as novels. You just have to pick the right books. Here, then, are five works of history, journalism and biography that will shock, inform and delight.


Independent Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads()  

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June 11, 2009 Your reading this summer may involve brushing the sand off page five — or firing up your Kindle. However you do it, we have some reading suggestions for you, straight from independent booksellers around the country.


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For Summer Sleuths: Best Mystery, Crime Novels()  

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May 26, 2009 Book critic Maureen Corrigan recommends five gripping works of fiction to keep you on the edge of your seat this summer. From serial killers to stashed jewels to snakes on the loose, these mysteries have it all.


Alan Cheuse's Summer Book Picks()  

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May 29, 2009 Book critic Alan Cheuse recommends seven works of poetry and fiction for the dog days of summer. Hit the road, wander the great American desert or play violin with Beethoven. Whatever you decide to read, these books will make perfect companions for this summer's hot, sultry nights.


Best Fiction For Every Kind Of Summer Day()  

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May 26, 2009 Any responsible list of summer reading must acknowledge the grim truth that summer is not all vacation. Here, then, is a list for hazy and crazy days, as well as for the lazy ones — and for the Days Memorial, Father's, Independence and Labor.


On The Hunt For Fabulous Fiction()  

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May 26, 2009 All too often, "summer reading" is synonymous with brainless and poorly constructed novels that leave you unsatisfied. But here are five books that will suit your palate just fine this summer.


Summer Books 2009: The Complete Printable List()  

May 28, 2009 The complete list of recommended reading for Summer 2009.


Mysteries You Might Have Missed Along the Way()  

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August 20, 2009 Getting ready for one last trip to the beach? Have a long plane ride coming up? Or are you just ready to become engrossed in a good book? Try these mysteries you may have missed.


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