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What Are You Reading on Your Vacation?

By Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief

So, with the summer vacation season upon us, we surveyed UK publishers to ask what they were packing for the beach, their summer house in France or other distant environs. We got a variety of answers that included a lot of literature and perhaps one too many galleys.

Publishers can’t help but try and use the summer months to catch up on a backlog of manuscripts and forthcoming books for the fall. The rest of us can take something off of our shelves at leisure. So tell us, what are you reading on your vacation this year?

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  1. Posted July 26, 2012 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    I will be reading (already am), “The Price of Escape” by David Unger (beautifully edited by Akashic Books). Here are some comments on it:

    “Evoking both Kafka and Conrad, Unger’s character study of a broken man in a culture broken by a ravenous corporation makes compelling reading.”
    — Booklist

    “Unger does a great job with fish-out-of-water situations, as [protagonist] Samuel’s travails–sometimes Kafkaesque, sometimes Laurel and Hardy–nicely pit his timidity against his growing desperation.”
    — Publishers Weekly

    Greetings from Mexico.

  2. Lauren
    Posted July 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    There’s nothing like curling up with a great book during the summer! I’ve been checking out independent bookstores lately because they tend to be more helpful. Don’t forget to stop by your local bookseller – it’s important to support bookstores.


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