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Nancy Pearl On The Best Books Of The Summer

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What was the best book you read this summer? Book commentator Nancy Pearl joins us with her picks, and we want to hear yours, too.

Nancy’s Picks:

  • "The Woman Who Lost Her Soul," Bob Shacochis
  • "Americanah," Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • "Eleven Days," Lea Carpenter
  • "A Girl Named Zippy: Growing Up Small in Mooreland, Indiana," Haven Kimmel

Recommended By Listeners:

  • "Heirs & Spares," J. L. Spohr
  • "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics," Daniel James Brown
  • "The Death of Bees: A Novel," Lisa O'Donnell
  • "Legends from Camp," Lawson Fusao Inada
  • "Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East," Scott Anderson
  • "Exiled (The Protector Book 1)," M.R. Merrick
  • "The Passage: A Novel," Justin Cronin
  • "Neverwhere," Neil Gaiman
  • "World War Z," Max Brooks
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