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Charlotte Talks

Books, Summer Reading and Publishing


Books, Summer Reading and Publishing It's almost August - is your summer book list a little short? We'll have a mid-summer book show to let you know what some local book experts say are the best reads for this summer. We'll also talk about some of the major changes in the book world, including e-books, self-publishing, the downfall of major booksellers like Borders and what's happening to independent booksellers. Guests Sally Brewster - Co-owner of Park Road Books Alan Michael Parker - Professor of Creative Writing at Davidson College and author of Whale Man Alan Michael Parker's Picks: Vietnamerica: The War Comes Home by Thomas A. Bass Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen Heroic Measures by Jill Ciment The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer Too Much Happiness: Stories by Alice Munro Sally Brewster's Picks: The Sister Brothers by Patrick De Witt The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin Rules of Civility by Amor Towles The Informationist: A Thriller by Taylor Stevens Once Upon A River: A Novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell Add and read comments