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O's 2013 Summer Reading List

If your idea of the perfect summer romance is finding a great new read to fall in love with, you've come to the right place. Here are the season's un-put-down-able titles recommended by Gillian Flynn, Jeanette Winterson and Karen Russell.
She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me
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She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me

320 pages
A hybrid book—part mystery story, part memoir—about the author's mother's life in South Africa during apartheid. Brockes always knew her mother had a past, but only after her death did the author start to understand why she was always packed and ready to run in case there was ever a knock at the door.
— Jeanette Winterson

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