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Obama unwinds into summer vacation, reading list revealed

Finally,  the presidential summer reading list is revealed -- well, one book anyway.

OBAMA/President Barack Obama took his daughters book browsing on Day 2 of the First Family's summer vacation on the upscale Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard.

Obama, casually dressed and sporting a baseball cup of his beloved White Sox, greeted and shook the hands of surprised shoppers in The Bunch of Grapes book store on Main Street in the pretty seaside town of Vineyard Haven, before leading Sasha, 9, and Malia, 12, upstairs to browse.

The First Reader bought Freedom by Jonathan Franzen, a novel that The New York Times review said showcases "his ability to throw open a big, Updikean picture window on American middle-class life."