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Check out these summer reads

Check out these summer reads — ”The Liar’s Club,” ”Practical Magic,” and ”The Member-Guest” make great summer books

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The Liar’s Club Mary Karr
In spite of its grimness, poet Karr’s straight-from-the-hip memoir of growing up as the child of dysfunctional alcoholics in Texas during the ’60s shouldn’t be missed — as dramatic and riveting as the finest fiction.

Practical Magic Alice Hoffman
While on vacation, take a trip of the imagination with Hoffman’s latest magic-realism romp about a pair of orphaned sisters with unusual powers. Ghosts, spells, and miracles — oh my!

The Member-Guest Clint McCown
The quirky denizens and employees of a backwater country club cope with rancid clams, stolen golf carts, and a dead dog, among other things, in these 10 amusing, and moving, tales.