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Summer Reading on The Point!

Mindy Todd, Melanie Lauwers, and I had a fun time talking about Summer Reading this morning on The Point. If you missed the show, you can listen to the repeat tonight at 7:30 on WCAI or you can listen to the podcast anytime. Here is the list of our Summer Reading Picks, and as always, there are a few extras here as we never seem to have quite enough time to talk about everything we want to talk about! This morning I had brought with me three wonderful children’s books, but we just ran out of time, so I’m posting the titles here.


Jill’s Picks

Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Library of America edition, with an introduction by Thomas Mallon.
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs (Library of America edition, with an introduction by Junot Diaz
Diane of the Green Van by Leona Dalrymple (available for your e-reader from Project Gutenberg.)
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
The Passage by Justin Cronin (The sequel comes out on October 16th, put your reserve in now for The Twelve)
Swim: why we love the water by Lynn Sherr
Mrs. Robinson’s Disgrace: the private diary of a Victorian Lady by Kate Summerscale
Island Practice: cobblestone rash, underground Tom, and other adventures of a Nantucket Doctor by Pam Belluck

Three Great Children’s Books for which we didn’t have time:

Homer by Elisha Cooper
The Fo’c’sle: Henry Beston’s “Outermost House written & illustrated by Nan Parson Rossiter
Ocean Sunlight: how tiny plants feed the sea by Molly Bang & Penny Chisholm


Melanie’s Picks

Novels

The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
Northwest Corner (sequel to Reservation Road) John Burnham Schwartz
The House of Velvet and Glass by Katherine Howe

We didn’t have time for:
The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier

Memoir

Opium Fiend: A 21st Century Slave to a 19th Century Addiction by Steven Martin
The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows by Brian Castner

Nonfiction We Didn’t Have Time For

The Dictator’s Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy by William J. Dobson
The Aleppo Codex byMatti Friedman
Nantucket: A Natural History by Peter B. Brace


Listener Pick

Dewey : the small-town library cat who touched the world by Vicki Myron, with Bret Witter

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