Beach Reads You’ll Blaze Through

Kick back with these four new books, plus our favorite sweet and salty reads from years past.
One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell

One Fifth Avenue

448 pages; Voice
Take these ultra-urbanites for what they're worth (and it's a bundle): Schiffer Diamond, a glam, leggy actress of a certain age; her sexy ex, Phillip (his latest screenplay is Bridesmaids Revisited); a bratty beauty named Lola; an artsy walker; and a savage hedge-fund manager with an effortlessly chic wife (tip: smart women wear killer shoes with—surprise!—sensible heels), all occupying or orbiting the best address in town. One Fifth Avenue (Voice), by Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City), is all about passion—for prime real estate. A fable of glitter and greed.
— Cathleen Medwick