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15 books we recommend for your summer reading pleasure

It's curious, isn't it, how "summer reading" became a thing? Winter, with its dark afternoons and rainy weekends, seems much more suited to curling up in an armchair with a book. Perhaps it dates from childhood, when summer stretched out before us as a chance to luxuriate in books (that is, for indoorsy kids like me) until school started again. Or from the idea of beach reading, which isn't really a Seattle thing anyway. (How does that even work, what with the glare?)

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Dennis Lehane's latest twists and turns

Many people know Dennis Lehane for his books-turned-movies: "Mystic River," "Shelter Island," "Gone Baby Gone." Others know him for his TV work (including "The Wire" and "Boardwalk Empire"). And some of us know to go straight to the source: his books.

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Book Club Bingo wraps up

Here’s the last card for Book Club Bingo. Remember you can play any card 1-21 to qualify for a random drawing to win a prize pack of four new books.

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Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

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