Five New Releases You Should Put on Your Summer Reading List

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2. Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel by David Rakoff

Why it's on our reading list:

David Rakoff was a New york Times Best Selling author and regular contributor to This American Life. Rakoff's final book Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, which is written entirely in rhyming prose, was finished shortly before his death last August.

In an interview with the National Post, Rakoff's long-time editor Bill Thomas described the upcoming book saying that "the story leaps cities and decades as David sings the song of an America whose freedoms can be intoxicating, or devastating. It is the clearest expression of David's insistence on beauty and the necessity of kindness in a selfish world." To hear an excerpted reading recorded by Ira Glass and read by Rakoff last fall, you can listen to it here. The book will be released July 16.

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