Beach Reads You’ll Blaze Through

Kick back with these four new books, plus our favorite sweet and salty reads from years past.
The Senator's Wife by Sue Miller

The Senator's Wife

320 pages; Knopf
It's not that Sue Miller's The Senator's Wife (Knopf) is a cliff-hanger—though you sense right away there is a dangerous cliff somewhere. Meri—young, recently married, and desperate for something, though she doesn't yet know what—moves next door to Delia, the beguiling, aging wife of a legendary politician and philanderer. How these women circle each other, how Meri's need intersects with Delia's weary, necessary restraint, edges toward a crisis that seems, in retrospect, inevitable. A perfectly paced story of real-life marriage and its costs.
— Cathleen Medwick