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Summer Reading: Jeannette Walls

Summer Reading: Jeannette Walls Photo © John Taylor

We created a list of Top 50 Summer Reads and asked some of the authors featured on that list to pick their own favourites. Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle and Half Broke Horses, answers our questions below:

What books are you looking forward to reading this summer?

Jeannette Walls: The Memory Palace by Mira Bartok, Let's Take the Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell and Must You Go? by Antonia Frazier

Are there any titles on our list of Top 50 Summer Reads that you have read and loved?
JW: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

What's been your most memorable summer read and why?
JW: The Grapes of Wrath. I was eleven years old, it t had been a tough year, the Walls family was destitute and moving around a lot and when I read about the Joad family, I thought, "Kindred spirits!"

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