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Summer Reads Don't Have To Be Disposable!09:25

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As you start packing books (or your e-reader) for summer vacation, do you go for trashy novels? Here & Now literary critic Steve Almond says you don't have to. Some of his favorite summer reads have great plots and great writing. He shares some of his favorites with host Robin Young.

Steve Almond's Books For The Summer

Steve Almond Also Recommends

Essays:

Other Nonfiction:

Fiction:

Short Stories:

What books are you recommending or putting on your own list this summer? Tell us on Facebook or in the comments.

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  • Steve Almond, literary critic and author of 10 books of fiction and nonfiction. He also writes the advice column “Heavy Meddle” for WBUR’s ideas and opinions blog, Cognoscenti.

This segment aired on June 3, 2014.

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