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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Summer Reads

Here are two things I absolutely love: Summer and Really Great Books. And a third thing I love: How well Summer and Really Great Books go together.  

Here's a list of great new books.  I hope you'll find a few on here that make it into your beach bag this summer, and offer that unparalleled lost in a book at the beach feeling.  Now for some warm weather, please!  

Calling Invisible Women by Jeanne Ray

A delightful, funny novel that packs a clever punch, from the author of the "New York Times"-bestselling "Julie and Romeo" about a mother who suddenly turns invisible.

I am an Executioner by Rajesh Parameswaran

An explosive fiction debut from an astonishing new voice: darkly funny, wildly original stories about the power of love, and the love of power--two urgent human desires that inevitably, and often calamitously, intertwine. 

Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson 

In an illustrated memoir, the creator of the Bloggess blog shares humorous stories from her life, including her awkward upbringing in Texas and her relationship with her husband.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Demonstrates how introverted people are misunderstood and undervalued in modern culture, charting the rise of extrovert ideology while sharing anecdotal examples of how to use introvert talents to adapt to various situations.

Reamde by Neal Stephenson

When his own high-tech start up turns into a Fortune 500 computer gaming group, Richard Forthrast finds the line between fantasy and reality becoming blurred when a virtual war for dominance is triggered.

The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani  

Two star-crossed lovers--Enzo and Ciro--meet and separate, until, finally, the power of their love changes both of their lives forever. Set during the years preceding and during World War I.

A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez 

The popular author talks about three of her most personal relationships--with her parents, with her husband, and with a young Haitian boy known as Piti.

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

This memoir is a tough-minded search for belonging, for love, an identity, a home, and a mother by the author of "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit"--winner of the Whitbread First Novel award.

See you at the beach!

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