Radio Boston’s Summer Book Picks


Whether they’re on your kindle, your iPad, or as good old fashioned physical books, this summer is a fantastic season for reading. From Tom Perotta’s “The Leftovers“, to Madeline Miller’s “The Song of Achilles,” New England writers have published some of the year’s most exciting books. The region has also served as the inspiration for many tremendous stories as well.

Alice Hoffman’s Picks

Mary Cotton’s Picks


  • Alice Hoffman, author of more than 18 novels including “The Dovekeepers,” her most recent work.
  • Mary Cotton, owner of Newtonville Books,  and fiction editor for the literary magazine “Post Road


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