More summer reading

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Wondering what to put on your summer reading list? You might want to check out NPR's summer reading list posted today on their website. They recommend nine authors making their debuts that you might want to sample, and also offer suggestions from booksellers as to good books to dip into a summer afternoon.

What you might also want to remember as you're adding your name to the library waiting list, is that today is the launch of "Devil May Care," the new James Bond novel by Sebastian Faulks. I confess that I number myself among the curious about this one. Faulks is a fine writer, author of, among other novels, "Birdsong" and "The Girl at the Lion d'Or," both of which prove his skills as a story teller and a writer able to evoke past eras (in the case of these two books, World War I).

Ian Fleming was, of course – well, he was Ian Fleming. But Faulks has his own style, one a bit more literary, and it'll be interesting to see the roads down which he sends our old friend 007.

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