4 easy reads for the weekend

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We asked our Friday Roundtable for book recommendations. Here's what they are reading:

1. "Straight Man" by Richard Russo, a comedic novel about a man stuck teaching at a lowly-ranked state school. (Devinder Malhotra)

2. "Moo" by Jane Smiley, a farce set at a fictional agricultural university. (Tim Wynes)

3. "White Town Drowsing" by Ron Powers, a memoir set in Mark Twain's hometown. (Tim Wynes)

4. "The Target" by David Baldacci, the latest in a series about assassin Will Robie. (Rich Wagner)

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