(The two rules of summer: always bring sunscreen and always bring a book.)
There are six books that I must read before Labor Day. I'm sure I'll find more but I will definitely finish the books on this list. And I will be tanned too. And well rested.
Eisenhower in War & Peace - Jean Smith. I visited the Eisenhower Library in Kansas as a small boy and I'm pretty sure my parents "Liked Ike," but I must confess it's Mad Men that has really kick started my interest in the Eisenhower era.
Home - Toni Morrison. Always a surprise, always moving.
Family Fang - Kevin Wilson. A weird family of performance artists - enthusiastic parents and mortified children. Sounds like a hoot!
Thomas Hart Benton - Justin Wolff. I'm really into the regional artists right now. This biography of Benton looks promising.
Wonderland Avenue - Danny Sugarman. I have started this book twice and it is amazing and scary. I know it is taking me to a dark place so I have to steel myself for the journey.
Then Again - Diane Keaton. An amazing woman and an endearing tribute to her mother.