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Readers' picks

I just finished A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffet. What a ride it was! His writing style and cast of characters remind me of another favorite author, Tom Robbins. It was a wonderful way to escape the Texas heat.

– Seth Ortman, Austin, Texas

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I'm reading John Updike's Terrorist. Updike probably could've enlisted a grandchild to take a look at some of the dialogue between teenagers in this one, but his observations of American life are still the best.

Stefan Schumacher, Des Plaines, Ill.

My wife and I have been reading through the eight-book series by Lucy Maud Montgomery which begins with Anne of Green Gables. The books are a delight: full of humor and insight. In fact, they are a healing balm. So we recommend them.

– Eric Thacher, Potsdam, N.Y.

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk is a hefty tome, and one reviewer said it contained "more about the Middle East than many people want to know." However, given how much of our lives and treasure are involved in that part of the world, we need to know what Fisk can tell us.

– Bernice L. Youta, Tacoma, Wash.

What are you reading? Write and tell us at Marjorie Kehe.