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Alan Cheuse's Top Ten Books for Summer


  • Waiting, by Frank M. Robinson, Forge Books, 212-674-5151
  • Mr. X, by Peter Straub, Random House, 212-572-2298 (in stores in August)
  • East of the Mountains, by David Guterson, Harcourt Brace, 212-592-1000
  • Close Range, by Annie Proulx, Scribner, 212-698-7000
  • Bone by Bone, by Peter Matthiessen, Random House, 212-572-2693
  • The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin, by Richard Lourie, Counterpoint Books, 202-887-0363
  • Sister of My Heart, by Chitra Divakaruni, Anchor Books, 212-782-979


  • For the Time Being, by Annie Dillard, Knopf, 212-572-2152


  • In the Bear's House, by N. Scott Momaday, St. Martin's Press, 212-674-5151
  • Poems, by Langston Hughes, Everyman's Library Pocket Series (division of Knopf)