Up-date June 26, 2011:
NPR asked three critics to recommend books for summer reading. Check out the link here to see what Laura Miller, Ron Charles, and Rigoberto Gonzalez recommend.
Original post of June 8, 2011:
At NPR.org, Maureen Corrigan recommends three books for summer reading, one of which I mentioned right here not long ago here.
One possible gem in Ms. Corrigan's recommendations: Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West. In this book author Dorthy Wickenden writes about her grandmother and grandmother's best friend, two women who left New York in 1916 for teaching jobs in northwestern Colorado. The book is grounded upon letters the women wrote to their families. This story sounds great! Nothing Daunted is scheduled to be released June 21.