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Suggestions For Summer Reading

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Summer is almost here and what better way to spend time on the beach or in the park than with your nose in a good book.

Reviewer Alan Cheuse recommends coming-of-age tale Lark and Termite by Jayne Anne Philips, and a new edition of Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast.

Author Samantha Hunt recommends Why The Devil Chose New England For His Works by Jason Brown and No Man's Land: American Essays by Eula Biss.

Michele Norris picks Serena: A Novel by Ron Rash.

Alan Cheuse's Summer Book Picks

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You know the song by The Jamies: "Summertime, summertime, sum sum summertime" When we sing or hum it, we joyously celebrate good old American hell-with-it-all anti-intellectualism. As The Jamies say, "Well shut the books and throw 'em away. And say goodbye to dull school days."

Except that most of us who care deeply for our lives open the books whenever we find the time, and summer usually offers more time than other seasons.

So, twist The Jamies' lyric a little bit is what I say: Say goodbye to dull school days, and consider some of these recommendations for books that, in some cases, I've been storing up during the winter to pass along to you for the coming summer months.

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