Aspen Summer Words’ Reading List

June 16, 2014  • Institute Contributor

The Aspen Summer Words Festival, hosted by The Aspen Writers’ Foundation, launched on June 13. The five-day retreat featured an exciting lineup of speakers and writing workshops. Participants joined a “Reader’s Retreat” led by Jamie Byng of the Canongate Books publishing house.

The Festival’s roster included a stunning array of literary visionaries, including former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, novelist Andre Dubus III, and short story writer Julia Glass. Add these books by the featured authors to your summer reading list.

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Summer Words 2014

Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry
Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems
Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems about Birds
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing
The Wonder Spot
House of Sand and Fog
The Garden of Last Days
Townie: A Memoir
Dirty Love
The Widower's Tale
Three Junes
The Whole World Over
The Wife
The Uncoupling
The Ten-Year Nap
The Bill from My Father: A Memoir
Truth Serum
Guess Again: Short Stories
Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in That House
The Quality of Life Report