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The Editor-In-Chief of The Daily Beast shares her favorite reads, from the story of an electrocuted pachyderm to a cheese maker’s tale in Spain.

Book I’m reading now…
A Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel, the riveting story of the Bo Xilai family

Book that changed my life…
Evelyn Waugh’s Scoop, a novel about a renegade journalist working for a newspaper called…The Daily Beast.

Best books to give…
Country Girl by Edna O’Brien or Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Best beach read…
The Adventuress by Nick Coleridge, Topsy by Michael Daly or The Telling Room by Michael Paterniti

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