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2010 Summer Must Reads!
One of our most loyal (and smartest) library regulars, Judy (interviewed here) has obliged us with her summer 2010 reading list (well, we begged her for it!) Believe us, this lady knows her stuff - when she recommends something you just know it's going to be good. The list is a touch "literary", but still super fun and entertaining! Click on the titles to place a hold and read more reviews!
Black Hills by Dan Simmons - A mixture of American Indian mysticism and frontier adventure with a visit to the Brooklyn Bridge for good measure.
The Surrendered by Chang-rae Lee - Love, suffering and resolution - with the Korean War as backround.
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers - A novel based on a real experience of New Orleans during hurricane Katrina.
The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt - Concerns a close knit circle of artists in England at the turn of the century - memorable characters and a gripping plot!
Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway - Echoes of Vonnegut, but completely original story of a future full of humor, satire and action!
Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow - Two eccentric brothers, devoted to eachother, move from high society to mutual madness against a backround of New York between the wars.
Neverwhere by Neal Gaiman - Very adult fantasy, set underneath London, with romance, horror and adventure!