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Books for kids during the dog-eared days of summer

Ahhh, summertime: no school, no worries, no problem curling up with a book and a lemonade.

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (June 15)

Best-sellers

‘Updike’ shows how the writer’s life and work intersect

“Updike” by Adam Begley (Harper, 558 pages, $29.99)

‘Mother of God’ recounts the fate of the under-siege Amazon rainforest

“Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey Into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon” by Paul Rosolie (Harper Collins, 306 pages, $25.99)

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (June 8)

Best-sellers

‘Voyage’ is oddly compelling story about odd man

“The Voyage” by Murray Bail (MacLehose Press, 166 pages, $22.95)

Jeannette Walls uses real-life inspiration for novel ‘The Silver Star’

Like a baby who’s both baffled and enchanted by games of peek-a-boo – Did that lady just disappear? No wait, she’s back! – Jeannette Walls has a complicated relationship with truth.

Joanna Rakoff writes of her year at New York literary agency, J.D. Salinger

“My Salinger Year” by Joanna Rakoff (Alfred A. Knopf, 272 pages, $25.95)

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (June 1)

Best-sellers

‘1913’ a witty portrait of the birth of modernism

“1913: The Year Before the Storm” by Florian Illies (Melville House, 268 pages, $25.95)

Novel on Auschwitz shines light on atrocities – with a twist

“The Auschwitz Escape” by Joel Rosenberg (Tyndale House Publishers, 461 pages, $26.99)

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (May 25)

Best-sellers

Antonya Nelson’s latest collection maintains her high quality of writing

“Funny Once: Stories” by Antonya Nelson (Bloomsbury, 304 pages, $26)

Godzilla stomps his way into bookstores, too

Godzilla can’t be stopped – or contained in the movie theater.

Best-sellers from Watermark Books and Eighth Day Books (May 18)

Best-sellers

Greek temple the Parthenon gets controversial twist

“The Parthenon Enigma: A New Understanding of the West’s Most Iconic Building and the People Who Made It” by Joan Breton Connelly (Alfred A. Knopf, 485 pages, $35)

‘Court of Nero’ traces fascinating demise of a great moral philosopher

“Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero” by James Romm (Alfred A. Knopf, 320 pages, $27.95)

Matthiessen’s last novel focuses on ‘strange power’ of Auschwitz

“In Paradise” by Peter Matthiessen (Riverhead, 246 pages, $27.95)

Summer perfect time to read what you want

Summer reading is about choices, says Beth Golay.

Authors finds injustice in wealth gap of American society

“The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap” by Matt Taibbi (Spiegel & Grau, $27)

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