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Your summer reading list

To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal
To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal
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As hot weather ensconces Los Angeles, book critic David Kipen is back with a summer reading list tailor made for Southern California. Full list after the break.

David Kipen is also the founder of Libros Schmibros, a lending library in Boyle Heights.

1. Railroaded by Richard White

1. To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal
2. House of Holes: A Book of Raunch by Nicholson Baker (released 8/9)

1. Visions and Affiliations: A California Literary Timeline by Jack Foley