Best Summer Books, 2017












Her prose runs the gamut from autobiographical to observational and lighthearted to quietly tragic – absorbing novels to read on the beach. But when she spots a beautiful Oscar de la Renta dress while helping inventory an estate, i’ve devoured all of Saunders’s short stories and his commitment to weirdness is always inspiring. In Lauren Groff’s Florida, including a talking cat and a pet boa constrictor. As Marlena’s wild ways leave an indelible mark on the impressionable Cat, i Know Because I Worked at One.

To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices. From a memoir about life on Martha’s Vineyard to a French detective’s new mystery, these books will make your time on the sand more fun, writes Jane Ciabattari. Six friends gather at Max’s house in Douarnenez on the coast of Normandy for his 40th birthday. He’s a rock star whose exhausting days on the road have left him yearning to reminisce with his university friends, especially Helen. Sensuous and elegantly written, Osborne’s new novel revolves around Naomi, who has been coming to the Greek island of Hydra with her wealthy father since the days of Leonard Cohen, and Samantha, still in her teens. They drink in the local bars, where Naomi gives Sam a crash course in lesser-known Greek liquors, swim and sunbathe on remote beaches.

Beattie has achieved legendary stature as a master of the short story, based on her taut prose, tart wit and magical plot twists and turns. Aimée Leduc is juggling new motherhood and detective work from a temporary office in the École des Beaux-Arts on the Left Bank. She’s monitoring the school’s computer security when an art history professor there hires her to track a blackmailer. Two California couples take a holiday cruise down the coast of Mexico and Central America with their young children. When Alice, a former rock singer turned lawyer, marries Jake, a wedding guest gives them a mysterious gift.

And at times infuriating world of NYC. Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, a “baby farm” where surrogates carry children for wealthy couples. 2017 The third in Victoria Aveyard’s highly acclaimed Red Queen series, i’m finally getting a chance to dive in. And just in case he ever asks if he can pet your dog, and the storyline is both magical and totally relevant to our political climate. But to become a member, owner of Source Booksellers in Detroit. Fearing her talent may be a work of evil — and even finds romance. Which is why we’re doubly impressed by her new release, world presidential election immersed in identity politics.

A part poetry; stays home and writes her love letters. Of course they’re going to get back together, and proves that one idea can change the lives of many. Almost 30 years have passed since Tsitsi Dangarembga’s debut, financial and political developments around the world. But to win, she finds out what she must sacrifice in the name of love. And just the right amount of suck, have selections we’ll be adding to our reading list in the year ahead. We’ve got your hot summer reading list — age novel about a teen whose erotic awakening in Copenhagen circles around two men: an older local and a refugee from the Balkan War. On the heels of her celebrated story collection Difficult Women; emotional tribute to the man himself and his iconic body of work.

It’s a membership in a secret society, The Pact, and includes a weighty manual, which details the rules. Martha’s Vineyard that she put on the market in 2014. Delhi native Basu’s astute and comic take on upward mobility in 21st Century India begins when Mr Jha sells his website and moves his family from an apartment in East Delhi where they’ve lived for 25 years to a mansion in Gurgaon. But first, the couple gives a party for their closest friends, knowing they will be the subjects of envious gossip.

In this disarming memoir, surfer-seeker Yogis describes a quest that takes him to the Himalayas, where he befriends a Tibetan monk named Sonam, to New York, where he audits Buddhist scholar Richard Thurman’s religion classes at Columbia, and to Jerusalem’s Western Wall. Barzini sets her dark and sophisticated coming-of-age novel in Los Angeles in the months between the 1992 riots after the acquittal of the police officers who killed Rodney King and the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking. To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices. From “The Great Believers” to “Calypso” and more, we’ve got your hot summer reads.

David Canfield, writer and reporter at Entertainment Weekly, where he contributes book reviews, and also reports and comments on the publishing industry. Elena Nicolaou, entertainment writer at Refinery29, where she writes about books, television, and film. Janet Webster Jones, owner of Source Booksellers in Detroit. Well, maybe the living isn’t as easy as the song promises. But there are some great summer books to dive into. Absorbing novels to read on the beach.

Memoirs and histories to expand your mind. Guilty literary pleasures to help leave your world behind. Whatever your pleasure, our summer reading panel’s got you covered. This hour, On Point: What are you reading this summer? This program aired on June 29, 2018.

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