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Good Books for Summer 2017, recommended by Paula Gallagher

Medical and murder mystery, memoirs and that Al Franken book

On the Roughly Speaking podcast, Paula Gallagher, book critic and librarian with the Baltimore County Public Library, offers a rich selection of 2017 fiction and non-fiction titles for your consideration for summer reading. You can hear Paula's brief comments about each title on the podcast, episode 267, posting Friday.


Chemistry by Weike Wang 

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti 

Hello, Sunshine by Laura Daves

Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

The Thirst by Jo Nesbo

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

The Leavers by Lisa Ko

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve


The Brand New Catastrophe by Mike Scalise

The Fact of a Body: a Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lee Haupt

Shark Drunk: The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean by Morten Stroksnes

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore  

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Al Franken: Giant of the Senate by Al Franken


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