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Gaiman, Kinsella, Koontz among releases to look forward to

It's not too early to start compiling your summer reading list. Here are some recommendations, courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, with publication dates.


Sophie Kinsella, "Wedding Night": An unlikely romance involves a pair desperate to keep a couple from getting married. April 23

Charlaine Harris, "Dead Ever After": The Southern waitress with paranormal powers, Sookie Stackhouse, who inspired the "True Blood" series, has her grand finale in the end to this series. May 7

John Le Carre, "A Delicate Truth": From the spymaster comes a story rife with dark and morally challenging questions revolving around a counterterrorist operation on Gibraltar. May 7

Dan Brown, "Inferno": Robert Langdon ("The Da Vinci Code") finds himself in sticky situations revolving around Dante's Divine Comedy. May 14

Khaled Hosseini, "And the Mountains Echoed": "The Kite Runner" author takes readers to Kabul, Paris, San Francisco and a Greek island in a book that "promises to stir deep, universal emotions," according to Pratt staff. May 21

Dean Koontz, "Deeply Odd": The next entry in Koontz's fast-paced series involving Odd Thomas, a man who fights evil by communicating with spirits. May 28

Column McCann, "Transatlantic": Frederick Douglass, Sen. George Mitchell and aviator John Alcock all appear in the latest story form the National Book Award-winner. June 4

Neil Gaiman, "The Ocean at the End of the Lane": Expect a "postmodern fairy tale by a man who writes outside genre lines," according to Pratt staff. June 18


David Sedaris, "Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls": A new essay collection from Sedaris, who has been called "the pre-eminent humorist of his generation" by Entertainment Weekly. April 23

Michael Pollan, "Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation": The best-selling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" takes us to his own kitchen in his newest book. April 23

Amanda Knox, "Waiting to Be Heard": Amid the news of Italy's decision to retry the American accused of killing her roommate, details from her Italian journals will be especially relevant. April 30

Tom Clavin, "The DiMaggios: Three Brothers, Their Passion for Baseball, Their Pursuit of the American Dream": The acclaimed sportswriter chronicles the story of the brothers and the role of baseball in their lives. May 14

Jimmy Connors, "The Outsider: A Memoir": The prospect of Wimbledon and the U.S. Open means it's a "great time to read about tennis' original bad boy, Jimmy Connors," according to Pratt staff. May 14

Rick Atkinson, "The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945": The Pulitzer winner and "reigning chronicler of World War II" (per Pratt staff) will be at the Pratt on June 18. May 14

Marion Winik, "Highs in the Low Fifties: How I Stumbled through the Joys of Single Living": The local author, whose humor is compared to Nora Ephron and David Sedaris, chronicles her life as a widowed and divorced single mom. June 18

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