Summer Reads
Aug. 1, 2010
books recommended by contributors
Baldwin, Shauna Singh, What the Body Remembers, Anchor, 2001 (Kate Liu)
Desai, Kiran, The Inheritance of Loss, Grove Press, 2006 (Rosemarie Lester)
Doerr, Harriet. Stones for Ibarra, Viking Press, 1978
Erdrich, Louise, The Plague of Doves, Harper, 2008 (Terri Prudlo)
Follett, Ken, Whiteout, Dutton Adult, 2004 (Terri Prudlo)
Ford, Jamie, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Ballantine Books, 2009
Heinlein, Robert A., Spider Robinson, Robert James, For Us, The Living: A Comedy of Customs, Pocket Books, 2004
Kroll, Steven, Howard and Gracie's Luncheonette, illustrated by Michael Sours, Henry Holt and Company, New York, 1991 (Doleta Chapru)
Larsson, Stieg, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Vintage, 2009 (Sandy Haspl)
Larsson, Stieg, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Vintage, 2010 (Sandy Haspl)
Larsson, Stieg, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Knopf, 2010 (Sandy Haspl)
Miller, Sue, While I Was Gone, Ballantine Books, 2000 (Paula Pachciarz) Mistry, Rohinton, Family Matters, Knopf, 2002 (Ruth Calden)
Rash, Ron, Serena, Ecco, 2008 (Pat Watkins)
Shute, Nevil, Pied Piper, House of Stratus, 2000 (Erin Bosch)
Smith, Betty, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Perennial - Modern Classics, 1943 (Rose Smith)
Tobin, Betsy, Ice Land, Plume, 2009, (Barbara Park)
Tyler, Anne, Celestial Navigation, Knopf, 1974

Alexie, Sherman, The Absolutely True Story of a Part Time Indian, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2007 (Donna Murdoch)
Bishop, Holley, Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey--The Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World, Free Press, 2005 (Ken Haydock)
Braestrup, Kate, Here If You Need Me: A True Story, Little, Brown and Company, 2007 (Gordon Cunningham)
Brown, Dee, The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West, Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1958 (Marcia Johnson)
Brunton, Paul, The Search in Secret India (Bob Rao)
Chernow, Ron, Alexander Hamilton, Penguin Press, 2004 (Sandy Haspl)
Epstein, Greg M., Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe, William Morrow, 2009 (Bob Park)
McKibben, Bill, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, Times Books, 2010 (Galen Smith)
Mortenson, Greg, Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, Viking Adult, 2009 (Rose Smith)
Orwell, George, Homage to Catalonia, Mariner Books, 1980 (Ken Haydock)
Rashid, Mark, Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned, Spring Creek Press, 1993 (Paula Pachciarz)
Yeager, Jeff, The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means, Broadway, 2010 (Dorothy Krause)