Win the latest from Candace Bushnell or Lisa See
On my recent trip to New York, I had a chance to walk the High Line, a linear park created from an abandoned elevated train line. It was a beautiful setting: a 10-block sanctuary (expanded by another 10 blocks this month), with lush plantings and views of the Hudson. there are places to sit, read, schmooze and get some sun. It just may be the best urban planning idea since the festival marketplace frenzy that brought us Harborplace, the Faneuil Hall Marketplace, etc.
We got on the High Line at the southern terminus -- the former meat-packing district, now filled with boutiques and bistros (our choice was Pastis). Seemed like we were on the set for "Sex in the City," which has featured the area. In honor of that vibe -- and the summer reading season -- we're giving away a copy of Candace Bushnell's "Summer in the City." The teen prequel seems made for the beach -- or the High Line -- and even at 409 pages, you can probably finish it before you start to burn. (If you want something meatier, we'll also give away a copy of "Dreams of Joy" by Lisa See, the accalimed author of "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" and "Shanghai Girls."
For a chance to win, just leave a comment with the name of a book or author on your summer reading list. (And let me know which book you want.)