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.
Photo: Martha Pavlidou

Wave

240 pages; Knopf
This is a book about a lifetime of grief after the author loses her parents, husband, and two sons in the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. How do we learn to live with what we can't come to terms with? I kept thinking of that passage in the Bible: "Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it."
— Jeanette Winterson

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