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State of Affairs 2008 Summer Reading List

Kelly Estep – Carmichaels

  • The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine  by Benjamin Wallace
  • The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
  • Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow

Randy Smith – Destinations

  • America America by Ethan Canin
  • A Voyage Long and Strange by Tony Horwitz
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • Palace Council by Stephen L. Carter

Robert Gieszl - LFPL

  • The Enchantress of Florence by Salman Rushdie
  • High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed by Michael Kodas
  • Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell

Other suggestions from guests and listeners:

  • Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
  • The Ground Beneath her Feet by Salman Rushdie
  • The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
  • Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie
  • How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets by Garth Stein
  • Raven Stole the Moon by Garth Stein
  • Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  • Sutree by Cormac McCarthy
  • Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World by Mark Kurlansky
  • Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World by Dan Koeppel
  • Thud! A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett
  • Going Postal: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett
  • Guns, Germs & Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond
  • Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond
  • The Labrador Pact by Matt Haig
  • The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey through Madness by Elyn R. Saks
  • So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger
  • Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
  • Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet by Jeffrey D. Sachs
  • Wicked City by Ace Atkins
  • The Blue Nowhere by Jeffery Deaver
  • Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America by Geoffrey Canada
  • The Man Who Loved China: the Fantastic Story of the Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom by Simon Winchester
  • Migrant Daughter: Coming of Age as a Mexican American Woman by Frances Esquibel Tywoniak and Mario T. Garca
Laura is LPM's Director of Podcasts & Special Projects. Email Laura at lellis@lpm.org.

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