Must-Reads Of Summer 2012

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Summer is officially here. That means, among other things, that it’s
time to break out a beach chair, and a few good books. Or sit on the
porch or lie in a hammock, or pack your bags for vacation. To help you
decide what should come along with you, whether in hardcover, in
paperback or on your e-reader, we talk to Josie Leavitt of the Flying
Pig Bookstore in Shelburne, and Mike DeSanto of Phoenix Books in Essex
and Burlington, about popular reads this season, new books to keep an
eye out for, and some of their personal favorites. Fiction and
non-fiction, great literature and low brow guilty pleasures, everything
is fair game.


Book recommendations from the show:

"The Immortal Life of
Henrietta Lacks" Rebecca Skloot

The Outlander Series by Diana

Raja the Race Horse

"Swallows and Amazons" Arthur

"No Safety in Numbers" Dayna

"Discovery of Witches"
Deborah Harkness

"Red on Red" Edward Conlon

"The Summer I Turned Pretty"
Jenny Hahn

"The Art of Hearing
Heartbeats" Jan-Phillip Sendker

"Carry The One" Carol Anshaw

"The Weird Sisters" Eleanor

"Wild" Cheryl Strayed

"Cliff Walking" Stephen
Russell Payne

"Interventions" Richard Russo

"Night Strangers" Chris

"Life in a Jar" Jack Mayer

"Nothing Daunted" Dorothy

David Huddle novels

"Lost on a Mountain in Maine" Don Fendler

"The Fault in Our Stars" John

"50 Shades of Gray" E.L.

"The Tiger’s Wife" Tea Obreht

"Caleb’s Crossing" Geraldine

"Swamplandia" Karen Russell

"Joy for Beginners" Erica

"Following Atticus" Tom Ryan

"A Visit from the Goon Squad"
Jennifer Egan

"Against Wind and Tide" Reeve

"The Worry Week" Anne
Lindbergh and Kevin Hawkes

"Lake Studies: Meditations on Lake Champlain" Daniel Lusk

The works of Kurt Vonnegut

"Even Silence Has an End"
Ingrid Betancourt

"Skios" Michael Frayn

"Canada" Richard Ford

"In One Person" John Irving


(*Many other recommendations from listeners in the comments section below)



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