“‘The Candy House’ by Jennifer Egan. I loved ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’ (Egan’s 2011 novel) and this book is just as good. Each chapter follows a new character who is somehow connected to a previous one. It is not only extremely entertaining, but also comments on modern-day topics like our virtual lives and collective and personal memories. Highly recommend!” — ANNIE CUTLER, who sent her selection last summer with this address: “i technically live in burlington vermont but am in south portland for the summer with my parents :)”

Mainers, please email to tell us about the book on your bedside table right now. In a paragraph or two, describe the book and be sure to tell us what drew you to it. We want to hear what you are reading and why. Send your selection to pgrodinsky@pressherald.com, and we may use it as a future Bedside Table.

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