May 26, 2009
The problem with "summer reading" is that too many times it's synonymous with brainless and poorly constructed novels that leave you unsatisfied. Sure, you want something light yet gripping enough to hold your attention on an airplane, but you don't want something that leaves the sensation of having eaten a dinner consisting solely of Sweet Tarts. Here are five books that will suit your palate just fine this summer.
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Dark Places, by Gillian Flynn, Hardcover, 368 pages, Shaye Areheart Books, List Price: $24
'The Good Parents'
The Good Parents, by Joan London, Grove Press/Black Cat, Paperback, 368 pages, List Price: $14.95
Castle, by J. Robert Lennon, Hardcover, 224 pages, Graywolf, List Price: $22
'The Scenic Route'
The Scenic Route, by Binnie Kirshenbaum, Harper Perennial, Paperback, 352 pages, List Price: $13.99
Follow Me, by Joanna Scott, Little Brown, Hardcover, 432 pages, List Price: $24.99
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