Good (Non-Business, Non-Best-Seller) Books For The Summer

The weathermen predict this Memorial Day weekend is to be rainy and cloudy, dampening (pun intended) backyard barbeques and beach days alike.

To help stave off the boredom of having to lay about in your summer rental in, say, East Hampton or Quogue (a small, family oriented village carved out of Southampton, where there are no nightspots and where gossiping is something of a pastime), you might as well stick your nose in a book—in a place where you won’t get wet.

Didn’t bring a book? Planning to head to BookHampton to fetch one? Why not venture away from the New York Times Best Seller List?

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Geithner's 'Stress Test': Memorial Day Beach Reading?

It appears that the belly aching over former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s new book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises, has finally subsided. It’s time to actually read in its entirety the nearly 600-page hardcover, preferably on a beach. I am not going to quibble with Geithner’s actions. Just one of his comments I…

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