Pittsboro Bookstore Owner Shares Top Picks for Summer Reads

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No matter the season, there’s nothing like curling up with a good book. These books have been around long enough to be found at downtown Pittsboro‘s used bookshop, Circle City Books & Music. If you’ve yet to read these classics, Circle City owner Myles Friedman says summer is a good time to catch up.

Compiled by Rong Huang

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The Signature of All Things cover
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“Love and Summer” by William Trevor

Heartbreak in a small Irish village.

“The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert

The adventures of a female botanist in the 19th century.

“Harlem Shuffle” by Colson Whitehead

A caper novel set in the early 1960s.

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“Summer” by Edith Wharton

A classic.

“The Summer Book” by Tove Jansson

A family drama from Finland.

“A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

A literary tour de force.

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“Summer of ’49” by David Halberstam

Perfect for a baseball fan.

“News of the World” by Paulette Jiles

An adventure from the Old West.

“Parable of the Sower” by Octavia E. Butler

A dystopian fantasy, good for young adults.

“Slow Horses” by Mick Herron

A quirky spy story.

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