Bright books for warm weather

Your guide to summer reading

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      The Georgia Straight's Summer Books section talks to Susan Juby about humour and painful truths, and to Matthew B. Crawford about finding yourself in the pleasures of skilled work. Plus, reviews of new work by Jessica Hooper, Andre Alexis, Dan Rubinstein, and Aleksandar Hemon.

      Susan Juby seeks dark, funny truths about families

      Matthew B. Crawford refocuses the mind on real-world friction

      André Alexis delves into intellectual battles in Fifteen Dogs

      Dan Rubinstein's Born to Walk inspires and transforms

      Aleksandar Hemon's The Making of Zombie Wars is darkly hilarious

      The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic offers poignant images

      Kick back with a culinary memoir of Provence and a great summer salad