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Summertime, And the Reading is Easy

One of the good things about summer is that there’s often extra time for reading. And there’s something about vacations, plane rides, and relaxing in the sun that can alter reading habits. People talk more about a good page-turner or losing themselves in a fast read. There are still some who want to tackle War and Peace, say, but more readers are asking for a great beach read or a fun story.

So while we have plenty of literary titles and meaty nonfiction to offer, we also are happy to recommend something a little less heavy (although still well written) if that’s your preference. Richard Russo’s Everybody’s Fool is a great feel-good novel and we’re fans of Modern Lovers by Emma Straub and They May Not Mean To, But They Do by Cathleen Schine – who will be at Mrs. Dalloway’s in person on Wednesday, June 29. On the thriller side, the Charles Manson-inspired The Girls by Emma Cline is flying out the door, and screenwriter Noah Hawley’s Before the Fall, about a mysterious plane crash and its aftermath, is the #1 bestseller in independent bookstores.

So stop by soon and let us help you with your summer reading. There’s plenty to choose from, and we like to think of ourselves as your personal search engine.

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reads from his novel, Sensing Light, a stunning story of three doctors' struggles in San Francisco during the first decade of the AIDS epidemic.

"In Sensing Light, Mark Jacobson creates a moving tapestry of the doctors, the patients, and their lovers, both gay and straight, caught up in the AIDS epidemic. A compassionate, intelligent novel, part medical thriller that only someone who was there from the start could've written."—Bill Barich, staff writer for The New Yorker, 1980-95, and author of Big Dreams: Into the Heart of California

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
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$15.95
ISBN: 9781612435701
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ulysses Press - July 5th, 2016

In March,1979, a young street hustler in San Francisco stumbles into an emergency room with lungs so congested he can barely breathe. Seen by a perplexed medical resident, the patient becomes the first of many thousands to die from a yet-to-be named plague.

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