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A Summer in Suspension, Waiting for Life's Start

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A Summer in Suspension, Waiting for Life's Start

A Summer in Suspension, Waiting for Life's Start

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ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:

This week's You Must Read This pick comes from writer Augusten Burroughs of "Running with Scissors" fame. He says everything about his choice makes it the perfect summer read.

AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS: Way back when, one reviewer said, every page is filled with a sense of something having happened, happening, and about to happen. This in itself is a considerable technical feat. And, beyond that, there is magic in it. And I think that's a nice way to put it. Any season that gives us fireflies - little sparks that fly around and enchant even the most jaded of us - should have, for its book, something that is a little bit magic.

SIEGEL: Augusten Burroughs is the author of the memoir, "Running with Scissors," and the recent collection of essays called "Possible Side Effects." You can find an excerpt from "The Member of the Wedding" along with more You Must Read This recommendations at our Web site. Go to npr.org and search for summer books.

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