summer fiction 2012

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Worthy pastimes for highbrow youngsters

Hey, nerdy smart kids!   This October, a publisher called Bloomsbury will put out a special activity book just for you!
Existentialism for tots
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 17, 2012

Ride a Cockhorse

Looking back, Mrs. Fitzgibbons could not recall which of the major changes in her life had come about first, the discovery that she possessed a gift for persuasive speech, or the sudden quickening of her libido.
Excerpted from the novel by Raymond Kennedy
By RAYMOND KENNEDY  |  August 17, 2012

Alif the Unseen

Alif sat on the cement ledge of his bedroom window, basking in the sun of a hot September.
Excerpted from the novel by G. Willow Wilson
By G. WILLOW WILSON  |  August 17, 2012

The Collective

There's a road in Sudbury, on the outskirts of Boston, called Waterborne.
Excerpted from the novel by Dan Lee
By DON LEE  |  August 17, 2012