Books To Read Over Labor Day Weekend

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Before we say goodbye to the warm days of summer, what are you reading this Labor Day weekend? What's the one book you've read this summer that you'd like to suggest to others for this final weekend of summer?


Jennifer De Leon, author of "Home Movie" and "Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education," an English Professor at Framingham State University, and a writing instructor at GrubStreet. She tweets @JDeLeonWriter.

Nick Petrulakis, he's the assistant manager of Brookline Booksmith. He tweets @DrinksWithNick.

Our Favorite Summer Reads

Jennifer De Leon:

Local Reads: "The Stationary Shop," by Marjan Kamali and "The Body Papers: A Memoir," by Grace Talusen

Young Adult: "Barely Missing Everything," by Matt Mendes

She's Dying To Recommend: "Where We Come From," by Oscar Cásares

Nick Petrulakis:

Fiction: "Never Have I Ever," by Joshilyn Jackson

Non-Fiction: "The Ghosts of Eden Park: The Bootleg King, The Women Who Pursued Him, And The Murder That Shocked Jazz-Age America," by Karen Abbot

Under-Appreciated: "The Tenth Muse," by Catherine Chung

Tiziana Dearing:

Fiction: "Mostly Dead Things," by Kristen Arnett

Non-Fiction: "1619 Project," by The New York Times

Local Read: "Defending Jacob," by William Landay

Recommendations From Our Callers:

Ann from Ashland: "The Nickel Boys," by Colson Whitehead

Ryan from Framingham: "Warriors," by Erin Hunter

Jane from Gloucester: "The Mercy Seat," by Elizabeth H. Winthrop

Wren from Hyde Park: "Conspiracy Of Truth," by Alexander Roland

Catherine from Grafton: "Little Comfort," by Edwin Hill

And, finally, Jason from Malden: Any short story by Edgar Allan Poe

This segment aired on August 29, 2019.

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