08/04/2010 11:03 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Librarian Recommends 9 Fantastic 'Under The Radar' Reads

As a librarian and a reader, my goal is always to ferret out (and introduce other readers to) books -- both fiction, poetry, and nonfiction -- that are sometimes not easily found. I call these sorts of books -- variously -- "under the radar" titles, or "hidden treasures."

Those two phrases put together describe the books below, which make for wonderful reading during the dog days of summer and beyond.

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