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The Book Doctors: Reading For The Waning Days Of Summer

For those of you who still have some summer vacation remaining, or for those of you who have a bit more free time now that the kids are finally returning to school this week, look no further than the Book Doctors for a few new reading recommendations.

Monday on Up to Date, the Book Doctors return with all the latest reads. Whether you’re a serial book worm, causal reader, or haven’t cracked a book in a while, there’s something for everyone.

Steve Kraske welcomes Kansas City Library reader services manager Kaite Stover, author and critic Jeffrey Ann Goudie, Barstow School senior dean and English department chair Mark Luce, and writer and blogger Grace Suh.

Have a book you'd like to share with us? Join the conversation: call 816 235 2888 during the show, post below, email uptodate@kcur.org, Tweet us @KCURUptoDate, or join KCUR's Facebook discussion.

Our Book Doctors' Suggestions:


Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstoreby Robin Sloan

The Art Forgerby B.A. Shapiro

The Last Good Manby A.J. Kazinski

8 a new play by Dustin Lance Black, recorded by LA Theatre  Works with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Martin Sheen headlining an all-star cast


Where’d You Go, Bernadetteby Maria Semple

No Life for a Lady by Agnes Marley Cleaveland

The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman


The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rafflesby E. W. Hornug

All the Pretty Horsesby Cormac McCarthy

City of Glass by Paul Arthur


Half Empty by David Rakoff

Arlington Parkby Rachel Cusk

The Thousand Autums of Jacob DeZoetby David Mitchell

Stephen Steigman is director of Classical KC. You can email him at <a href="mailto:Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org">Stephen.Steigman@classicalkc.org</a>.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9, my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. Reach me at steve@kcur.org or on Twitter @stevekraske.