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End-of-Summer Reading List, Robert Penn Warren's Punch Recipe, and More

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Online Only, posted 8.24.12

Our Daily News will return after Labor Day. Meanwhile, here is a sampling of top stories from recent days:

Michele Filgate lists twelve books to choose for your end-of-summer reading list, including Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, and Karolina Waclawiak's How to Get Into the Twin Palms. (Vulture)

Mike Shatzkin accesses the possible meaning behind a reported slow down in the publishing industry's transition from print to digital. (Shatzkin Files)

The current issue of Vogue features a series of Annie Leibovitz photographs recreating a picnic with Henry James, Morton Fullerton, Edith Wharton, and others, at Wharton's estate in the Berkshires. Acting as stand-ins—and dressed in period costume—are authors Jonathan Safran Foer, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Junot Díaz. (Volume 1 Brooklyn)

Citing David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas, author Jonathan Evison suggests readers desire a collaborative challenge. (Wall Street Journal)

"I was just reading the Washington Post and I came across a book review by a woman whose name, to this day, makes me shudder. Why? Because she was a nightmare when she came to visit my MFA program." On her blog, author Sandra Beasley offers advice for visiting writers.

In 1943, All the King's Men author Robert Penn Warren celebrated his thirty-eighth birthday with "a particularly insidious punch," and Paper and Salt has the recipe.

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