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Go Figure

Our guide to the summer literary season -- We give you the numbers behind summer reading

Overwhelmed by all the summer reading possibilities? Our guide to the literary season.

78
Sum of Janet Evanovich's numerical Stephanie Plum mystery titles

448
Ounces of plums needed to make a ''lug''

3
Weight (in pounds) of the hefty best-seller Team of Rivals

16
Hours needed to finish Doris Kearns Goodwin's new tome, if you read one page per minute

93
Full days of summer you'd still have to watch reruns on TV

Originally posted Jun 16, 2006 Published in issue #883 Jun 23, 2006 Order article reprints