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Beyond The Best-Sellers: Nancy Pearl Recommends Under-The-Radar Reads

Every once in a while, NPR's go-to books guru Nancy Pearl sendsMorning Edition host Steve Inskeep a tall stack of books. They're generally "under-the-radar" reads — titles she thinks deserve more attention than they've been getting.

"I just think that it's so important that readers learn about books that haven't been heavily promoted – what we would call mid-list books," Pearl says.

Here are some of her fiction picks, to kick off your summer reading list:

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