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Commentary: The Books of Summer

Book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews some new summer reads. Below is a list of her favorites:

Fiction

The Rule of Four, by Ian Caldwell

You Remind Me of Me, by Dan Chaon

The Master by Colm Toibin

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler

Dark Voyage by Alan Furst

Non Fiction

Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett

The Americanization of Ben Franklin by Gordon S. Wood

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Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, is The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. In 2019, Corrigan was awarded the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing by the National Book Critics Circle.

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