Friday, May 29, 2009

WSJ's Summer Reading List

The Wall Street Journal recently announced their picks for great summer reads. They picked ten novels and five nonfiction books. I was so thrilled to see that one of the ten books they selected is Border Songs, the forthcoming second novel from Jim Lynch, he of The Highest Tide fame. As you've probably had hammered into your head by now (because we're just so gosh darned excited), Jim's new book will be out in mid-June, and he'll be at Broadway Books on Thursday, June 25th, to read from it and talk to us about it. Hope to see you there!

Some of the other books on the WSJ list are South of Broad, Pat Conroy's forthcoming new novel (August 11); The Angel's Game, the long-awaited prequel to The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (June 16); The Girl Who Played with Fire, second book in the oh-so-hot Stieg Larsson trilogy, following The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (July 28); and The Secret Speech, by Tom Rob Smith, whose first book, Child 44, just came out in paperback. Two of the nonfiction books on the list are the recently published book by Mark Kurlansky, The Food of a Younger Land, and a book due out in July, Young Woman & the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World, by Glenn Stout. It's always fun to see the various recommended reading lists come out this time of year. But if you're looking for good book ideas, all you have to do is come see us; we'd be happy to set you up!

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