Recommended summer reads for wrapping up the season

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This is an encore broadcast of a previous show.

Original Airdate: Thursday, May 27, 2021

Pennsylvanians are starting to emerge from pandemic restrictions and take much-needed weekends away or vacations with family.

This is a great opportunity to talk about summer reading and books for the beach (if you’re fortunate to head that way).

Every summer, Smart Talk produces a program that focuses on books with a  panel of area wordsmiths to share their summer book recommendations; from popular new releases to literary classics, fiction and nonfiction. These books will keep you entertained as the summer winds down.

Joining Smart Talk Friday are Catherine Lawrence, a writer and owner of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore in HarrisburgTravis Kurowski, Ph.D., an assistant professor of English and coordinator of creative writing at York College of Pennsylvania and Carolyn Blatchley, Executive Director of Cumberland County Library System.

Reading Lists:

Catherine Lawrence book list

Travis Kurowski book list

Carolyn Blatchley book list

Listener book recommendations


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