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Books on the Nightstand published our final episode in July 2016. This is a place for listeners to find old episodes. 

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Jun 22, 2011

We listen to several readers' feedback on epigraphs, then review a beach bag's worth of titles set on sea and shore. As always we end with two books we can't wait for you to read.

No Epitaph for the Epigraph

Clearly Ann and I are the only two people on the planet who don't regularly read a book's epigraph. Many of you called or commented to say you definitely do read the epigraph. Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts, especially Shannon, Nancy, Adrienne, Susan and Matt.

Speaking of sharing your thoughts, the future of episode #136 is in your hands! I'll be on vacation next week so I won't be around to record. We'd love to have a listener voice-mail show about which book you're most looking forward to reading this Summer. Call 209-867-7323 by July 3, and tell us briefly about your big Summer book. Ann will edit the responses together for the July 6 episode.

"Caleb's Crossing" "Geraldine Brooks" "Unfamiliar Fishes" "Sarah Vowell" "Demon Fish" "Juliet Eilperin" "Moby Duck" "Donovan Hohn"

Surf and Turf (10:48)

Recent work-related trips to two New England islands had us thinking about books set on or near (or under) the sea. Thankfully, many resort community bookstores have whole sections devoted to these topics, and it was easy for us to pick out several for you to choose from:

"The Bells" "Richard Harvell" "jamrach's menagerie" "carol birch"

Two Books We Can't Wait For You to Read (22:38)

Yes, it's true. I'm talking about The Bells by Richard Harvell again. You've heard me rave about the book before, it was one of my favorite books of 2010, but it's coming out in paperback on June 28, so you if you've been waiting, now's your chance! Ann tells us about Jamrach's Menagerie by Carol Birch, a Dickensian adventure that sends street urchin Jaffy Brown on a three-year sea voyage in search of a dragon.