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Thanks to everyone who submitted their favorite summer reads for this month’s Readers’ Review. Diane picked “Dancing at the Rascal Fair” by Ivan Doig, which is also one of her favorite books. It is the central volume in a trilogy that traces the fate of a Scottish family in Montana.
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- Mark La Framboise Politics and Prose Books, Washington, D.C.
- Deirdre Donahue Book Critic for "USA Today"
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