15 of Our All-Time Favorite Beach Reads
This surfside canon offers an immersion so total, you won't even notice the Channing Tatum–like lifeguard pulling on his cargo pants and calling it a day.
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Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self
Tender, funny, smart and surprising, this 2010 collection illuminates the experience of being young and African American or of mixed race in the 21st century. The characters in these sparkling stories confront cultural divides and the challenges of family—as well as such obstacles as burmese pythons.
— Leigh Haber