Books and summer and a hammock under the shade of a maple or palm tree, with a cool breeze. The summer is in full flight, and it’s time to take a vacation and tuck one of these books into your beach or travel bag.
Whether you’re looking for a mystery, chick-lit or historical fiction, we have a book for your sun-baked reading:
Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique
Through the voices and lives of its native people, Yanique offers an affecting narrative of the Virgin Islands that pulses with life, vitality, and a haunting evocation of place.—Publishers Weekly
Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood
“He wants his wife, he wants his mistress, he wants everything he can get,” says Martha (wife number three) in this four-part novel based on love letters and telegrams from the 1920s to the 1960s. Finally, all four women who married the Great American Novelist get to tell their sides of the story”.
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You. Think Little Miss Sunshine with a geeky twist. – Goodreads
The Arsonist by Sue Miller
A provocative novel about the boundaries of relationships and the tenuous alliance between locals and summer residents when a crisis is at hand . . . Miller, a pro at explicating family relationships as well as the fragile underpinnings of mature romance, brilliantly explores how her characters define what ‘home’ means to them and the lengths they will go to protect it.” —Publishers Weekly
The Vacationers by Emma Straub
A warm, witty story about a Manhattan family that summers in Mallorca and nearly falls apart: Jim and Frannie are simultaneously celebrating their 35th anniversary and considering a divorce, while their 18-year-old daughter has her own foreign agenda. –Good Housekeeping
The Visitors by Sally Beauman
This isn’t simply the story of the friendship between delicate Lucy, sent from England to recover from typhus in sun-glazed Egypt, and a girl she meets there, the daughter of an American archaeologist. It’s also the story of the hunt for the tomb of the boy pharaoh Tutankhamen, which makes the girls visitors not just to Egypt but to the past. Atmosphere! – Library Journal