Beach Reads: Famous Authors' Homes For Sale

Last Updated Jul 19, 2011 11:55 AM EDT

Summer is the season for frivolous beach reads - or for the more ambitious, an opportunity to tackle all the Russian masters or some other lofty literature goal.

As you become engrossed in your book of choice, do you ever find yourself wondering where it was written? (I haven't written any novels, but most of my twelve non-fiction books on real estate and personal finance were written in my home office of my 1880s refurbished farm house on Chicago's North Shore.)

A number of famous authors have recently put their homes on the market. These properties could be yours, and might inspire you to write the Great American novel. Take a look ...

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