The President’s Summer in Letters

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Check out President Obama’s reading list for summer on the Vineyard, by Sarah Begley in TIME. Books mentioned include the memoirs H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, and William Finnegan’s Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life. Might the President be considering picking up his own pen again?


Kirstin Allio is currently a Howard Foundation Fellow at Brown University. Her story collection, Clothed, Female Figure comes out with Dzanc in 2016. Her novel, Garner (Coffee House), was a finalist for the LA Times Book Award for First Fiction. She has received the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” Award, a PEN/O. Henry Prize, and has published many short stories, poems, and essays. More from this author →