Summer Book Suggestions

Forget the economy with these notable upcoming tomes
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2009 10:42 AM CDT
The cover of Warren Fahy's "Fragment."
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(Newser) – It’s almost summer, and that means it’s time to forget about the economy, grab a book, and head to the beach. The Wall Street Journal has some suggestions:

  • The Secret Speech, by Tom Rob Smith: Nothing says “escapism” like this novel—set in the paranoid nightmare of Soviet Russia.
  • The Bourne Deception by Robert Ludlum: Spoiler: Jason Bourne gets a new identity.

  • Fragment by Warren Fahy: A Jurassic Park-esque thriller that features, we kid you not, “spigers”—creatures that are part spider, part tiger.
  • Get Real by Donald Westlake: The late Westlake’s final novel starring bumbling crook John Dortmunder.
  • The American Future by Simon Schama: A historian tries to divine America’s future by analyzing the past.