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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
- Evan S. Connell “Son of the Morning Star: Custer and Little Bighorn”
- Nate Jackson "Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile"
- Cheryl Strayed "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail"
- Lorrie Moore "Birds of America"
This segment aired on June 3, 2014.