Day 6 | Feb 14, 2014 | 6:55

Should I Read It? Adam Sternbergh's "Shovel Ready"

Canadian author Adam Sternbergh's debut novel "Shovel Ready" has been well received. But should you read it? Day 6's resident book columnist, Becky Toyne, joins us to discuss whether the book lives up to its hype.

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