Looking for a good summertime read? We've got some thoughtful book suggestions from world-class authors. Also check out the ideas of The World's book critic Christopher Merrill and the off-the-beaten path page-turners offered by World Books editor Bill Marx.
Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan LowlifeSasa Stanisic is the author of "How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone." His pick is a book called Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife By Sam Savage.
The Girl from ForeignTahmima Anam, author of the novel "A Golden Age," picked The Girl from Foreign by Sadia Shepard.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoAuthor Salman Rushdie's most recent book is the novel "The Enchantress of Florence." His summer pick is The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot DÃaz.
The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the BloodeyeBarry Cunningham is a publisher of children's books, and the man who is credited with "discovering" JK Rowling. His choice for summer reading is "The Spook's Mistake" by Joseph Delaney. It will be released in the US later this month as The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye.