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Good Summer Reads
August 1, 2013  

What's on your summer reading list? Three lovers of literature took part in a conversation about what to read at the beach, the lake or wherever you spend your summer vacation.

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Host Keith Shortall was joined by:

Paul Doiron, editor-in-chief of DownEast Magazine and best selling author of the novels featuring Maine Game Warden Mike Bowditch.

Susan Conley, author of the new novel "Paris Was the Place." She cofounded and served as executive director of The Telling Room. She's the author of the memoir, "The Foremost Good Fortune"

and Josh Christie, freelance writer, author, and bookseller based in Yarmouth, Maine. He runs the website, Brews and Books. He's also the co-host of the Bookrageous podcast, a twice-monthly audio podcast "about books and why they're awesome." His first book, Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland, came out in May.

Here's a list of the books mentioned on this program:

Paris Was the Place by Susan Conley

The Foremost Good Fortune by Susan Conley

Massacre Pond by Paul Doiron

Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland by Josh Christie

Dear Life by Alice Munro

Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson

American Nations by Colin Woodard

Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites by Kate Christensen

Michael Paterniti by The Telling Room

Cinnamon and Gun Powder by Eli Brown

Ten Million Steps: Nimblewill Nomad's Epic 10-Month Trek from the Florida Keys to Quebec
by M. J. Eberhart

Radical Simplicity: Small Footprints on a Finite Earth by Jim Merkel

Beowulf on the Beach: What to Love and What to Skip in Literature's 50 Greatest Hits by Jack Murnighan

Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School by Kevin Smokler

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Creating Room to Read by John Wood

When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine by Monica Wood

Where'd You Go, Bernadette: A Novel by Maria Semple

Tampa by Alissa Nutting

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout



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