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Booksellers' Summer Reading Picks: Full List

Below, find the full list of titles recommended by independent booksellers to Susan Stamberg on Morning Edition. To print, choose the "print page" icon at upper right.

Rona Brinlee

The Book Mark, Atlantic Beach, Fla.

  • The Portrait by Iain Pears (Riverhead)
  • The Orange Blossom Special by Betsy Carter (Algonquin Books)
  • The Garden Angel by Mindy Friddle (St. Martin's Press)
  • The Beach Book (Melcher Media)
  • Meet You in Hell: Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick and the Bitter Partnership That Transformed America by Les Standiford (Crown)

Jake Reis

Alabama Booksmith, Birmingham, Ala.

  • Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris (Little, Brown)
  • gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson (Warner Books)
  • Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer: A Trip Into the Heart of Fan Mania by Warren St. John (Three Rivers Press)
  • The Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King (Hyperion)
  • Novel by George Singleton (Harcourt)

Lucia Silva

Portrait of a Bookstore in Studio City, Calif.

  • Other Electricities by Ander Monson (Sarabande Books)
  • Vacationland by Ander Monson (Turpelo Press)
  • Play It as It Lays: A Novel by Joan Didion (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • Red Ant House: Stories by Ann Cummins (Mariner Books)
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer (Houghton Mifflin)