This year’s summer reading program is full of fun and food, games and prizes – but what about the books? Not to worry, we still have scads of those, too! Summer in the City just wouldn’t be complete without great reads to jog your mind on these lazy days.
Iberia by James Michener
James Michener shares the hidden Spain he has come to know, where toiling peasants, the oranges of the inland fields, and the dark weight of history conspire to create a wild, contradictory, passionately beautiful land.
John Higham and his wife bid their high-tech jobs good-bye, packed up their home, and set out to travel around the world.
The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Part diary, part reportage, The Soccer War chronicles 27 revolutions and coups in in the late 20th century. Recounting the stories behind his official press dispatches, Kapuscinski gives firsthand accounts of life during war.
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
After making the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of American success, Elizabeth Gilbert sets out for a year abroad to explore the arts of pleasure and devotion.
Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
The wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train.