Summer Reading

Morning Edition’s Nancy Pearl has posted her list of books not to miss. My first pick is Magic for Beginners, a magical realism novel along the lines of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Nancy Pearl describes author Kelly Link’s writing as “…so remarkable, her use of language so mind-bogglingly perfect, that you’re sucked into the world of the stories before you know it, beguiled by descriptions like this one, of a sofa covered with “an orange-juice-colored corduroy that makes it appear as if the couch has just escaped from a maximum security prison for criminally insane furniture.”

She has excerpts from that and 6 other books on npr.org.

What’s on your reading list this summer?

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