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Our Annual Summer Books Show

Sara Plourde

With warm vacations on our minds, we’ll look at some of the best reads for the longest days of the year. There are new fiction offerings from familiar names like Carl Hiaasen, Dave Eggers, Neil Gaiman and Joe Hill, the son of Stephen King.  Foodies will froth over the fact that Omnivore's Dilemma author, Michael Pollan is out with a new book on the transformation of food called Cooked.  And for those with New Hampshire pride, DaVinci Code author, Dan Brown is out with his new book, Inferno, while Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate, Charles Simic is out with a half-century collection of his work.


Dan & Michael's Recommendations:

  • Rick Atkinson, The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945
  • Dan Brown, Inferno
  • Christopher Clark, The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914
  • Anton Disclafani, Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls
  • Dave Eggers, Hologram for the King
  • Karen Joy Fowler, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
  • Neil Gaiman, Ocean at the End of the Lane
  • Michael Golay, America 1933: The Great Depression, Lorena Hickok, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Shaping of the New Deal
  • Allen C. Guelzo, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion
  • Ben Hewitt, Saved
  • Carl Hiaasen, Bad Monkey
  • Joe Hill, NOS4A2
  • Elliott Holt, You Are One of Them
  • Dan Jones, The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England
  • Elizabeth Kelly, The Last Summer of the Camperdowns
  • Mur Lafferty, The Shambling Guide to New York City
  • Colum McCann, TransAtlantic
  • Claire Messud, The Woman Upstairs
  • Nathaniel Philbrick, Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution
  • Norman Phillips, Throw A Nickel On the Grass
  • Kevin Powers, Yellow Birds
  • Rainbow Rowell, eleanor & park
  • Will Schwaibe, End of Your Life Book Club
  • Charles Simic, 50 Years of Poetry
  • John Taliaferro, All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay
  • Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, A Million Years With You: A Memoir of Life Observed
  • Barbara Walsh, August Gale: A Father and Daughter's Journey into the Storm
  • Meg Wolitzer, The Interestings
  • Douglass Wynne, Steel Breeze
  • Mitchell Zukoff, Frozen In Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II

Other Books Mentioned On-Air:

  • Sonia Sotomayor, My Beloved World
  • Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities
  • Sabin Willet, Abide With Me
  • Phyllis Ring, Snow Fence Road
  • Jane Rice, Bob Fogg and New Hampshire's Golden Age of Aviation
  • Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave
  • Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
  • Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists