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Claire’s Summer Reading List

September 2, 2008

September has arrived, and FCNL has never been busier! As experienced FCNL staff are returning refreshed from last week’s vacations, the new interns are eagerly wandering the halls, enjoying their first day on the job. As Kate pointed out, today has all of the excitement and anticipation of the first day of school.

Even though today marks the official end of summer here at FCNL, there are still just a few summer reading lists to get through. This one is brought to you by Claire, who was such a faithful intern blogger when she worked here.

Summer Reading List 8: Claire Valentin, (former) Legislative Assistant for Domestic Issues

Namesake
by Jhumpa Lahiri
A beautiful book about what it means to immigrate, what it means to have immigrant parents and what it means to grow up as a child of immigrants. The story tells of the importance of family, of knowing one’s roots and of keeping an open mind. Lahiri has a beautiful and easy writing style that is perfect for a summer read.

1984
by George Orwell
For obvious reasons. It’s important not to forget the classics; they still have a lot to teach us today.

Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch
by Gregory Maguire.
A good reminder that life is never so simple as black and white. A fantastic summer read.

As always, we miss you Claire and all the former interns! And, welcome new interns! We look forward to getting to know all of you and hope you’re having a fantastic first day of work.

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