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Summer Beach Reads

Description: Bookshare's Top Ten summer picks for adults - quick, sharp reads from light and breezy to dark and twisty that will keep you entertained all summer long.

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Big Little Lies

by Liane Moriarty

Check out the #1 New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, called "a surefire hit" by Entertainment Weekly. "The secrets burrowed in this seemingly placid small town...

Date Added: 05/02/2017


by Stephanie Danler

A stylized, sensually fraught coming-of-age novel about a year in the life of a young waitress in one of Manhattan's elite restaurants.

Date Added: 05/02/2017

Everybody's Fool

by Richard Russo

Richard Russo, at the very top of his game, now returns to North Bath, in upstate New York, and the characters who made Nobody's Fool (1993) a "confident, assured novel [that] sweeps the reader up," according to the San Francisco Chronicle back then.

Date Added: 05/02/2017

Before the Fall

by Noah Hawley

On a foggy summer night, eleven people--ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter--depart Martha's Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean.

Date Added: 05/02/2017

Barkskins: A Novel

by Annie Proulx

From Annie Proulx--the Pulitzer Prize-­ and National Book Award-­winning author of The Shipping News and "Brokeback Mountain," comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world's

Date Added: 05/02/2017

Invincible Summer

by Alice Adams

Four friends. Twenty years. One unexpected journey. Inseparable throughout college, Eva, Benedict, Sylvie, and Lucien graduate in 1997, into an exhilarating world on the brink of a new millennium.

Date Added: 05/02/2017

Underground Airlines

by Ben Winters

It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: the Civil War never occurred.

Date Added: 05/02/2017

The Singles Game

by Lauren Weisberger

The new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and Revenge Wears Prada--a dishy tell-all about a beautiful tennis prodigy who, after changing coaches, suddenly makes headlines on and off the court.

Date Added: 05/02/2017

The Evening Road

by Laird Hunt

Two women, two directions: one dark, extraordinary day.Meet Ottie Lee Henshaw, a startling, challenging beauty in small-town Indiana.

Date Added: 05/02/2017

War Cry: A Courtney Family Novel

by Wilbur Smith and David Churchill

The saga of the legendary Courtney family continues in this fourteenth installment in Wilbur Smith’s bestselling series—the sequel to 2009’s Assegai—a thrilling tale of espionage, adventure, and danger, set in Africa and spanning from the Great

Date Added: 05/02/2017

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