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Mrs. Dalloway's Summer Reading Special

The literary and garden arts bookstore on College Avenue is offering a 10 percent discount on a selection of summer reading picks.

The Summer Reading Special at offers 10 books — five fiction and five non-fiction — for a 10 percent summer discount. The special runs throughout July and includes the following titles:

Fiction:

Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette (New York Review)

Staff at Mrs. Dalloway's say that "if you like your crime fiction fast, dirty, and with a large dollop of dark humor, Fatale is the book for you. A young woman arrives in a small town, makes herself at home, and then proceeds to wreak havoc. Great fun."

Nothing Happened and Then It Did by Jake Silverstein (Norton)

The review from Mrs. Dalloway's calls this book a "wonderfully fun and funny book from a young writer and reporter, told in alternating chapters of fact and fiction, which are woven together into one seamless adventure/road trip." All in all: "A great summer read!"

Ransom by David Malouf (Vintage)

Room by Emma Donoghue (Black Bay)

A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan (Anchor)

Non-Fiction

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (Broadway)

Just Kids by Patti Smith (Ecco)

Outliers by Malcom Gladwell (Black Bay)

Seeds by Richard Horan (Harper)

The Shallows by Nicholas Carr (Norton)

Mrs. Dalloway's says: "What is the Internet doing to our brains? Nicholas Carr looks at the latest research, and looks back at past technological advances (typewriters, maps etc) for some answers. Luddites and dedicated web users alike will enjoy this book of ideas and information. The Shallows is a fascinating 'big think' read. Excellent."

Lyra King July 08, 2011 at 08:25 PM
I really appreciate this article Emily--thank goodness for bookstores like Mrs.Dalloway's. I loved "Welcome to the Good Squad", am currently reading "Just Kids", and have "The Shallows" on my to-read list!
Emily Henry (Editor) July 08, 2011 at 11:42 PM
Thanks Lyra! I can't wait to read "The Shallows," although I have a feeling that I already know what the conclusion will be since I read Carr's "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" article a while ago!

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