IPR’s 2017 Summer Book List

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The summer months can be a great time of the year to crack open a new book. During this hour on Talk of Iowa , Jan Weismiller and Paul Ingram of Prairie Lights Book Store in Iowa City and Kathy Magruder from Pageturners Book Store in Indianola join host Charity Nebbe to discuss both their new and classic book recommendations to add to your summer reading list. FICTION: Jan's picks: Do Not Become Alarmed —Maile Meloy "Malie Meloy is a short-story writer often and is a really great writer in terms of relationship intrigue." Augustown — Kei Miller "This is set in a town in Jamaica in 1982 but it's looking back at a day in 1920. The town itself was founded by former slaves in 1838, and in 1920 a charismatic preacher had convinced almost everybody in the town that they could ascend to heaven…it's beautifully written." Anything is Possible —Elizabeth Strout "All the characters are getting [her memoir], and she's not there but it's making them remember aspects of their past. So the stories

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