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9 Beach Reads

  • FICTION

    28 SUMMERS

    JUNE 16, 2020

FICTION

28 SUMMERS

by Elin Hilderbrand

Oh for the days when life was a picnic on the beach: Hilderbrand sets the gold standard in escapist fiction. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    GIRLS OF SUMMER

    MAY 26, 2020

ROMANCE

GIRLS OF SUMMER

by Nancy Thayer

A formulaic but engaging story about how one family handles summer love. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BIG SUMMER

    MAY 5, 2020

FICTION

BIG SUMMER

by Jennifer Weiner

If you love Jennifer Weiner, you’ll love this one. And if you’re a newbie, start here. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HOUSE ON FRIPP ISLAND

    JUNE 2, 2020

  • FICTION

    SHAVE ICE PARADISE

    MAY 26, 2020

MYSTERY & DETECTIVE

SHAVE ICE PARADISE

by Mark Daniel Seiler

While slow at times, this adventure journeys to many unexpected places in the Aloha State. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SUMMER OF KIM NOVAK

    JUNE 2, 2020

FICTION

THE SUMMER OF KIM NOVAK

by Håkan Nesser ; translated by Saskia Vogel

While its pacing is uneven, Nesser’s novel gains in power as it raises difficult questions about memory and morality. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SUMMER LONGING

    MAY 5, 2020

FICTION

SUMMER LONGING

by Jamie Brenner

Lots of summer sun warms this light, charming beach read. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    SEA WIFE

    MAY 19, 2020

FICTION

SEA WIFE

by Amity Gaige

A powerful if sometimes wayward take on a marriage on the rocks. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    A WEEK AT THE SHORE

    MAY 19, 2020

FICTION

A WEEK AT THE SHORE

by Barbara Delinsky

A touching family drama that effectively explores the negative impact of stress on fragile relationships. Full review >

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