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May 26, 2008 (Fresh Air from WHYY) — Fresh Air
book critic Maureen Corrigan presents her nonfiction summer reading list -- three true tales, plus one book of fiction she just couldn't resist.
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When I was a kid, family vacations took place in the dead of winter, not summer. My dad was a refrigeration mechanic: His job was to maintain those huge air-conditioning units that you see on the roofs of tall office buildings.
Naturally, summer was his busy time, so it was in that holiday week between Christmas and New Year's that he, my mom and I would pile into our Rambler Classic and go off on a road trip. Washington, D.C.; Williamsburg, Va.; Mystic, Conn.; Niagara Falls — I remember tramping around all those places on overcast, icy days.
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