Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Book Lover's Summer from The Wall Street Journal

The Wall St. Journal "asked publishers, booksellers, agents and readers what they were looking forward to taking on vacation (or selling to vacationers). After reading the books they recommended, we chose a few novels and nonfiction books we liked for the lazy days ahead.
Here is their list:

1. The Food of a Younger Land by Mark Kurlansky
2. American Heroes by Edmund S. Morgan
3. Young Woman and the Sea by Glenn Stout
4. The Snakehead by Patrick Raddden Keefe
5. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe by J. Randy Taraborrelli

1.The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
2. South of Broad by Pat Conroy
3. The Secret Speech by Tom Rob Smith
4. The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
5. My Father's Tears by John Updike
6. Ravens by George Dawes Green
7. Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann
8. Do Not Deny Me by Jean Thompson
9. A Happy Marriage by Rafael Yglesias
10. Fragment by Warren Fahy
11. Border Songs by Jim Lynch
12. It's Beginning to Hurt by James Lasdun
13. That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo
14. Heroic Measures by Jill Ciment

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