Some Summer Reading Recommendations from Independent Book Stores

NPR has a listing of 15 recently published books recommend by representatives of three independent book stores for reading over the summer. Links to the titles in the Minuteman Library Catalog are below, full descriptions of the titles can be read on NPR’s website: http://www.npr.org/2012/05/25/152681721/15-summer-reads-handpicked-by-indie-booksellers.

Titles recommended by Lucia Silva, book buyer at Portrait Of A Bookstore in Studio City, California.

The Mark Inside: A Perfect Swindle, a Cunning Revenge, and a Small History of the Big Con by Amy Reading.

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make us Human by Jonathan Gottschall.

Hole in My Life by Jack Gantos.

Why be Happy When you Could be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson.

Titles recommended by Rona Brinlee of The BookMark in Neptune Beach, Florida.

Absolution by Patrick Flanery.

The Book of Jonas by Stephen Dau.

A Good American by Alex George.

The Healing: A Novel by Jonathan Odell.

Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century’s Biggest Bestsellers by James W. Hall.

Mr G: A Novel About the Creation by Alan Lightman.

Titles recommended by Daniel Goldin of Boswell Book Co. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Coral Glynn by Peter Cameron.

Boleto: A Novel by Alyson Hagy.

Glaciers: A Novel by Alexis Smith.

NERDS: The Cheerleaders of Doom by Michael Buckley ; illustrations by Ethen Beavers.

The Collective: A Novel by Don Lee.

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