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Alan Cheuse's 2004 Summer Reading List

Alan Cheuse, <I>All Things Considered</I> book reviewer and George Mason University writing professor.
Alan Cheuse, All Things Considered book reviewer and George Mason University writing professor.

Quiet summer nights curled up with a book are what All Things Considered book reviewer Alan Cheuse has in mind for you. He offers his annual list for summer reading, with books from all genres: memoir, science fiction, mystery and classics.

Cheuse Selections for 2004

Nothing Lost by John Gregory Dunne Alfred A. Knopf

One Last Look by Susanna Moore Alfred A. Knopf

The Mother Knot: A Memoir by Kathryn Harrison Random House

Kindred by Octavia Butler Beacon Press

Old Boys by Charles McCarry Overlook Press

Double Play by Robert B. Parker Putnam Publishing Group

The Devil's Highway: A True Story by Luis Alberto Urrea Little, Brown

A Chance Meeting: Intertwined Lives of Writers and Artists, 1854-1967 by Rachel Cohen Random House

The Rope Eater by Ben Jones Doubleday Books

Shooting the Sun by Max Byrd Bantam Books

Jack in the Box: A Shadow War Thriller by John Weisman William Morrow

The Magus by John Fowles Dell Publishing Company

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Alan Cheuse died on July 31, 2015. He had been in a car accident in California earlier in the month. He was 75. Listen to NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamburg's retrospective on his life and career.