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True Stories to Dive Into This Summer

In the summer of 1950, 11-year-old Susan Richards Shreve traveled from her home in Washington, D.C., to a rural haven in Georgia, where water play, group sing-a-longs, and coed hijinks reigned.

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Maureen Corrigan, book critic for NPR's Fresh Air, is The Nicky and Jamie Grant Distinguished Professor of the Practice in Literary Criticism at Georgetown University. She is an associate editor of and contributor to Mystery and Suspense Writers (Scribner) and the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Criticism, presented by the Mystery Writers of America. In 2019, Corrigan was awarded the Nona Balakian Citation for Excellence in Reviewing by the National Book Critics Circle.