A Far Cry from Kensington ()
Jun 19, 2009 (Morning Edition) — Looking to cozy up with some good books? Librarian Nancy Pearl has some great suggestions. Her list includes a somber, genre-defying graphic novel about Doctors Without Borders volunteers, and a whimsical first novel about a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan.
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Summer is a great time to cozy up with some good books, and, boy, do I have some fantastic suggestions for you!
The following are a few of my favorite recent reads. Despite their differences of plot, settings and genre, what I love about each one of these books is the same: the voice of the narrator. These narrators are so compelling, so engaging, so real that I resented each moment I wasn't reading them. I hope you enjoy their company as much as I did.
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'A Far Cry From Kensington'
A Far Cry from Kensington, by Muriel Spark, paperback, 192 pages, New Directions, list price: $12.95
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'The Gone-Away World'
The Gone-Away World, by Nick Harkaway, paperback, 592 pages, Vintage Contemporaries, list price: $15.95
'The Disreputable History Of Frankie Landau-Banks'
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart, hardcover, 352 pages, Hyperion Books CH, list price: $16.99
'What Happened To Anna K'
What Happened to Anna K, by Irina Reyn, paperback, 256 pages, Touchstone, list price: $14
'The Silver Linings Playbook'
The Silver Linings Playbook, by Matthew Quick, hardcover, 304 pages, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, list price: $24
'The Color Of Lightning'
The Color of Lightning, by Paulette Jiles, hardcover, 368 pages, William Morrow, list price: $25.99
'Narrow Dog To Indian River'
Narrow Dog to Indian River, by Terry Darlington, paperback, 352 pages, Delta, list price: $15
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