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Summer Reading, Made Easy

For the hottest new fiction releases, stop by the Fiction desk! Coming on the horizon late June, Holly Chamberlin's "Seashell Season" pulls an emotional punch as Verity Peterson mourns the young daughter she wishes back into her life. In July, one of my personal favorites, Jane Green returns with "Falling: A Love Story" which details the gradual love story of Emma and Dominic. After Emma moves to a beach house in Connecticut, moving from friends to lovers happens for Emma as naturally as the changing seasons. Then, for a story on the nature of identity, mid-July brings Maggie O'Farrell's "This Must Be the Place". After an American professor flees to Ireland and falls in love with an enigmatic woman, he is eventually forced to re-examine old ties along with the new family he has created. Late-July, a title that I'm looking forward to is Jennifer Close's "The Hopefuls". Young love is tested and a recent transplant to D.C. must examine the bond she has made with her mate and her new friends. Finally, in August, Louise Miller's book entitled, "The City Baker's Guide to Country Living" introduces us to a purple-haired pastry chef who flees the city for Vermont and her uneasy transition to country life. Sounds like a lot of stories about re-examinations of self and places. Hopefully, you can find enough room in your beach bag for all of these wonderful titles!

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