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15 summer 2012 novels we think you'll like

These 15 new fiction titles are strong candidates for good summer reads. 

- Monitor Staff

1. 'The Chaperone,' by Laura Moriarty

When 15-year-old future silent film star Louise Brooks heads to New York in 1922, she takes with her a 36-year-old chaperone. Novelist Laura Moriarty weaves a compelling story around that figure, a woman with her own reasons for leaving Kansas for New York. (June)

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