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Our cup overfloweth with listeners’ best summer book suggestions. We’ve already posted out guests’ picks, now have a look at what our callers and digital commenters are keen on.

Man with a Pan edited by John Donohue

Voices from the Faultline: A Balkan Anthology by A. Johnson and Zakalin Nezic

Simple Justice by John Morgan Wilson

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan

Alice Bliss: A Novel by Laura Harrington

The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1) by Robert Jordan

Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura

True Horsemanship Through Feel by Bill Dorrance

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

The Paris Wife: A Novel by Paula McLain

Thinking of Answers: Questions in the Philosophy of Everyday Life by A. C. Grayling

The 12-Step Buddhist: Enhance Recovery from Any Addiction by Darren Littlejohn

The Invisible Bridge
by Julie Orringer

Stones of Summer by Dow Mossman

The Bait of Satan: Living Free from the Deadly Trap of Offense by John Bevere

Life by Keith Richards and James Fox

The Unwritten Book: Xellex by Carlos Dwa

The “S” Word: A Short History of an American Tradition…Socialism by John Nichols

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Oct 31, 2014
Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP)

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