Check out the Books Featured at the Institute’s Summer Words Literary Festival

June 17, 2013  • Institute Contributor

The Aspen Writers’ Foundation’s Aspen Summer Words Literary Festival kicked off its literary lineup on Sunday, June 16. Called one of the nation’s “Top Ten Literary Gatherings” by USA Today, the Festival is a six-day celebration of words, stories, and ideas. 

This year’s event focuses on China, and the book list features writers either native to the country or those inspired by it. We recommend you add these stories of ancestry, emigration, censorship, and cultural revelation to your summer reading list!

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Summer Words 2013

Mother on Fire: A True Motherf%#$@ Story About Parenting!  Where She Has Gone  Dreams of Joy  The Auroras: New Poems
Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace  Gold Boy, Emerald Girl  Say Nice Things About Detroit  Contents May Have Shifted
Tinkers  All Over the Map  China Airborne  Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, And Language
The Last Good Chance: A Novel

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