Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NPR Summer Reads

So yesterday it was Oprah's reading list, today I'm serving up NPR's Summer Reading List.
Check out a title below (from us, of course!).
Happy Reading

Below you can find the complete list of recommended reading for Summer 2009. To print this list, choose the "Print Page" icon in the upper righthand corner. Click on the titles to read an excerpt from the book.

Independent Booksellers Pick Summer's Best Reads

Recommended by Booksellers to Susan Stamberg

Atmospheric Disturbances, by Rivka Galchen, Paperback, 256 pages, Picador, List Price: $14

The Four Corners of the Sky, by Michael Malone, hardcover, 560 pages, Sourcebooks Landmark, List Price: $24.99

The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa, Paperback, 192 pages, Picador, List Price: $14

The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, by Kao Kalia Yang, Paperback, 296 pages, Coffee House Press, List Price: $14.95

Laura Rider's Masterpiece, by Jane Hamilton, Hardcover, 224 pages, Grand Central Publishing, List Price: $22.99

Mirrors, by Eduardo Galeano (translated by Mark Fried), Hardcover, 400 pages, Nation Books, List Price: $26.95

Oh! A mystery of mono no aware, by Todd Shimoda, with artwork by Linda Shimoda, Hardcover, 310 pages, Chin Music Press, List Price:

The Photographer, by Emmanuel Guibert (text & illustrations), Didier Lefevre (photographs), Paperback, 288 pages, First Second Books, List Price: $29.95

A Reliable Wife, by Robert Goolrick, Hardcover, 291 pages, Algonquin Books, List Price: $23.95

The School of Essential Ingredients, by Erica Bauermeister, hardcover, 256 pages, Putnam Adult, List Price: $24.95

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, by Reif Larsen, hardcover, 352 pages, Penguin Press, List Price: $27.95

The Stolen Child, by Keith Donohue, Paperback, 336 pages, Anchor, List Price: $13.95

Stone's Fall, by Iain Pears, hardcover, 608 pages, Spiegel & Grau, List Price: $27.95

Tunneling to the Center of the Earth: Stories, by Kevin Wilson, Paperback, 240 pages, Harper Perennial, List Price: $13.99

Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities, by Amy Stewart, Hardcover, 223 pages, Algonquin Books, List Price: $18.95

Celebrating Summer By Opening The Books

Recommended by Alan Cheuse

The Increment, by David Ignatius, Hardcover, 400 pages, W.W. Norton & Co. List Price: $26.95

In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, by Daniyal Mueenuddin, Hardcover, 256 pages, W.W. Norton & Co. List price: $23.95

Lark & Termite, by Jayne Anne Phillips, Hardcover, 272 pages, Knopf. List price: $24

Road Dogs, by Elmore Leonard, Hardcover, 272 pages, Morrow. List Price: $26.99

The Servants' Quarters, by Lynn Freed, Hardcover, 256 pages, Norton. List Price: $24

Shannon: A Poem of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, by Campbell McGrath. Hardcover, 128 pages, Ecco. List Price: $23.99

Sonata Mulattica, by Rita Dove, Hardcover, 224 pages, Norton. List Price: $24.95

The 10 Best Summer Cookbooks Of 2009

Recommended by T. Susan Chang

Cooking Know-How, by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, Wiley, Hardcover, 416 pages, List Price: $34.95

The Flavors of Asia, by Mai Pham for the Culinary Institute of America, DK Publishing, Hardcover, 272 pages, List Price: $35

Memorable Recipes to Share with Family and Friends, by Renee Behnke with Cynthia Nims, Andrews McMeel Publishing, Hardcover, 256 pages, List Price: $35

The Modern Vegetarian, by Maria Elia, Kyle Books, Hardcover, 160 pages, List Price: $24.95

Preserved, by Nick Sandler and Johnny Acton, Kyle Books, Paperback, 224 pages, List Price: $22.95

Real Cajun, by Donald Link, Crown Publishing Group, Hardcover, 256 pages, List Price: $35

Soaked, Slathered, and Seasoned: A Complete Guide to Flavoring Food for the Grill, By Elizabeth Karmel, Wiley, Paperback, 352 pages, List Price: $19.95

The Spice Kitchen, by Michal Haines, Interlink Publishing Group, Hardcover, 192 pages, List Price: $29.95

Tacos, by Mark Miller, 10 Speed Press, paperback, 176 pages, List Price: $21.95

Vefa's Kitchen, by Vefa Alexiadou, Phaidon Press, Hardcover, 704 pages, List Price: $45

Best Fiction For Every Kind Of Summer Day

Recommended by Glen Weldon

Cecil and Jordan in New York, by Gabrielle Bell, Drawn and Quarterly, Hardcover, 195 pages, List Price: $19.95

The Family Man, by Elinor Lipman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 305 pages, List Price: $25

Genesis, by Bernard Beckett, Hardcover, 150 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $20

The Manual of Detection, by Jedidiah Berry, Penguin Press, Hardcover, 278 pages, List Price: $25.95

Woodsburner, by John Pipkin, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, Hardcover, 370 pages, List Price: $24.95

The Five Best Novels Of Summer

Recommended by Jessa Crispin

Castle, by J. Robert Lennon, Hardcover, 224 pages, Graywolf, List Price: $22

Dark Places, by Gillian Flynn, Hardcover, 368 pages, Shaye Areheart Books, List Price: $24

Follow Me, by Joanna Scott, Little Brown, Hardcover, 432 pages, List Price: $24.99

The Good Parents, by Joan London, Grove Press/Black Cat, Paperback, 368 pages, List Price: $14.95

The Scenic Route, by Binnie Kirshenbaum, Harper Perennial, Paperback, 352 pages, List Price: $13.99

For Summer Sleuths: Best Mystery, Crime Novels

Recommended by Maureen Corrigan

Awakening, by S.J. Bolton, Minotaur, Hardcover, 352 pages, List Price: $25.95

Black Noir: Mystery, Crime, and Suspense Fiction by African-American Writers, edited by Otto Penzler, Pegasus, Hardcover, 384 pages, List Price: $25

The Scarecrow, by Michael Connelly, Little, Brown, Hardcover, 384 pages, List Price: $27.99

The Shanghai Moon, by S.J. Rozan, St. Martin's Minotaur, Hardcover, 384 pages, List Price: $24.95

The Way Home, by George Pelecanos, Little, Brown, Hardcover, 336 pages, List Price: $24.99

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