6 Sizzling New Beach Reads
You want the perfect beachside, poolside, curl-up-in-the-cabana-and-forget-time-exists kind of novel? Here are a half-dozen, all with sun-kissed summer attitude.
June 19, 2013
Thea Atwell is the headstrong 15-year-old at the center of Anton DiSclafani's sparkling debut novel.
"The relationship between sisters is a little piece of heaven and hell," writes Karen White. And boy, does Eleanor Murray, the heroine of her novel (or something-otherwise it's hard to track who Eleanor is—her sister? Is this a memoir?) endure a few too many years of the latter. Blamed for the paralysis of Eve, her older sister, Eleanor gives up her dreams of becoming a pianist, instead toiling as an underling at an investment banking firm to support her family.
Julie Jacobson begins the summer of '74 as an outsider at arts camp until she is accepted into a clique of teenagers with whom she forms a lifelong bond.' '
The family you count on isn't always the one you were born with. Such is the case in Jessica Anya Blau's edgy, coming of age novel The Wonder Bread Summer
. When 19-year-old Berkeley student Allie steals a Wonder Bread bag full of cocaine in hopes of paying her tuition, she finds herself speeding down the 1980s California coast with a hit man just behind her.
In Beatriz Williams's fast-paced love story, we meet the now-grown women in the summer of 1938, when the scorching sun illuminates a friend's betrayal and reignites a romance.
Riddle is the privileged only daughter of a politician and an icy, self-centered former actress—parents who never put her first.