If you're looking for a great summer read, pick up "Girls of Tender Age: A Memoir" by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith.
"A masterful fiction writer tells her own story: one little girl dies, the other comes of age and gives voice to herself and her murdered friend. Riveting, heartbreaking, hilarious, I loved this book for its compassion, its vividness, and its flashes of justifiable anger. A life-affirming read." – Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone
To read an except, visit: http://www.wnyc.org/books/56043.