The Writing on the Walls: Authors' Former Homes


Summer reading: First it was required by your grade school English teacher to keep you from forgetting everything you learned during the academic year.

But later on in life, reading at the beach or by the pool became a sublimely guilty pleasure, a ritual pastime spurred by literary supplements aimed at helping you pick the perfect romance, thriller or nonfiction masterpiece.

In honor of whatever reading material you choose for your next beach read -- be it by old-fashioned bound book or electronic download -- we're showcasing the homes of a few famous authors, who took inspiration inside these walls to create some of the summer reading list picks.

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