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TMN Weekender

Summer Reading

Because sometimes books are just too long.

I have a hard time committing to a book on the beach—mostly because I can’t seem to stay awake for more than 20 minutes at a time when I’m lying next to a large body of water.

So summer vacation, for me, means time to catch up on all those long magazine features and profiles I bookmarked but never got around to reading. This week, for your beachside reading pleasure and mine, here are five absorbing TMN longreads, ready to read here on TMN or in an e-book you can export to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, etc.

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TMN Editor Liz Entman Harper has lived in St. Louis, New York, and Nashville. She sweats the small stuff, like hyphens and commas, and has a day job, but won’t bore you with the details. More by Liz Entman Harper