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Summer reads: Nonfiction

Most summer book lists focus on fiction — understandably, as those long, lazy hours at the beach, pool, or hammock invite readers to lose themselves in story. Yet some of the most captivating storytellers work in nonfiction genres, from narrative journalism to history to memoir. Just because a story is true doesn’t mean that, in the right hands, it can’t become art.

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