6 Books for Your Beach Bag

Summer sun means summer fun.

If you’re daydreaming about calm waters and cool breezes, we’ve got the book to complete your day at the beach.

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Maria Semple

You think your mom is crazy? My guess is Bernadette Fox has got her number. Join daughter Bee as she tries to decipher her mother’s whereabouts, along with her past, in this wickedly entertaining novel.

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One Last Thing Before I Go
Jonathan Tropper

Great for guys, too. Drew Silver is a washed up rocker who spends his days lounging poolside with other divorced dads. But something’s different—now he’s dying. Can he make things right with his family before he draws his last breath?

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This Explains Everything
John Brockman

If you need something more intellectual (or just want to impress the beachmates), this is the book. Rife with reasoning on everything that’s deep, you’re certain to find the answer to your most vexing questions.

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Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls
David Sedaris

It’s Sedaris, need I say more? These essays will have you laughing out loud with little ability to explain why—perfect for poolside entertainment.

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And the Mountains Echoed

Khaled Hosseini

From the author of the wildly popular “The Kite Runner” and sure to be on everyone’s book bucket list comes a story of family and choices that transcend generations.

The Engagements
J. Courtney Sullivan

How’s your marriage? And just why did you take your vows? Escape into the tale of four unions, wrapped around a history of diamonds here in America.