On NPR's Morning Edition, Susan Stamberg hosted three independent booksellers who shared their picks for the "Summer's Best Reads." Stamberg noted, "Whatever your reading pleasure--be it fiction, nonfiction, poetry, memoir or graphic novels--you're sure to find page after page of pleasant escape in the recommendations that follow." The choices:
Rona Brinlee, the Bookmark, Atlantic Beach, Fla.
The Four Corners of the Sky: A Novel by Michael Malone
The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
Stone's Fall by Iain Pears
Chris Livingston, the Book Shelf, Winona, Minn.
Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart
The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang
The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
Laura Rider's Masterpiece by Jane Hamilton
A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick
Lucia Silva, Portrait of a Bookstore, Studio City, Calif.
Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen
Tunneling to the Center of the Earth: Stories by Kevin Wilson
Mirrors by Eduardo Galeano, translated by Mark Fried
The Photographer by Emmanuel Guibert (text and illustrations) and Didier Lefevre (photographs)
Oh! A Mystery of Mono No Aware by Todd Shimoda, artwork by Linda Shimoda