Put on your headphones, lie back in the sand, and let others do the reading for you. Essayist Sloane Crosley's witty collection How Did You Get This Number recalls close encounters with a grizzly-bear wedding guest, a kleptomaniac roommate, and a passel of Portuguese circus clowns.
Ann Brashares (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) conjures a supernaturally tinged romance in My Name Is Memory, about a dizzying first passion that's rekindled again and again over centuries.
And best-selling author Jane Green's affecting novel Promises to Keep chronicles a year in the life of two very different sisters, their lovestruck friend, their long-divorced parents,and the food that sustains them, recipes included!
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