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Summer Reading on The Point 2011

Well this morning we had lots of Summer Reading suggestions, but I still had a pile of books at the end of the show. So ... the July 18th show will be Beach Reads, The Sequel, and we’ll be talking about nothing but great novels to read on the beach. Miss the show this morning? Listen on WCAI tonight at 7:30 or you can listen to the podcast anytime.

Listener Picks

The Help by Kathryn Stockett (now available in paperback)
A Ticket to the Circus : a memoir by Norris Church Mailer.

Jill’s Picks

The Bulger Brother Book List

Hitman: the untold story of Johnny Martorano, Whitey Bulger’s enforcer and the most feared gangster in the underworld by Howie Carr

The Brothers Bulger : how they terrorized and corrupted Boston for a quarter century by Howie Carr

Brutal: the untold story of my life inside Whitey Bulger’s Irish Mob by Kevin Weeks

Rat Bastards: the life and times of South Boston’s most honorable Irish mobster by John Red Shea

Black Mass: the Irish mob, the FBI, and a devil’s deal by Dick Lehr & Gerard O’Neill

Due out in July

Reasonable Doubt: the Fashion Writer, Cape Cod, and the Trial of Chris McCown by Peter Manso

Other Titles Mentioned

Cape Cod Noir edited by David L. Ulin

Croaked: an Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod Mystery by Carol Verburg

Edward Gorey Plays Cape Cod: puppets, people, places & plots by Carol Verburg

The Story of Charlotte’s Web : E. B. White’s eccentric life in nature and the birth of an American classic by Michael Sims

Dogfish Memory : sailing in search of old Maine by Joseph A. Dane

The Surfboard: art, style, stoke by Ben Marcus

The Filter Bubble: what the internet is hiding from you by Eli Pariser

Melanie’s Picks

Those Guys Have All the Fun : inside the world of ESPN by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales

The Snowman by Jo Nesbø

Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor Hanson

Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks by Juliet Eilperin. [Juliet WILL be at the Falmouth Public Library on Thursday, August 4th at 7:00 p.m.]

When the Red Sox Rules: Baseball’s First Dynasty 1912-1918 by Thomas J. Whalen

TIME for Kids: Almanac 2012

Pig Kahuna by Jennifer Sattler

Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

No time for these:

Moby Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them by Donovan Hohn

The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure

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