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Jun 21

Summer Beach Reads 2013

Here are some Recommended Summer Beach Reads:

No One Could Have Guessed the Weather

by Anne-Marie Casey

Available in the Pioneerland Library System

Forced to give up her posh life and move to a tiny Manhattan apartment when her husband loses his job, Lucy unexpectedly falls in love with her new home and forges close friendships with three women who are also struggling with middle age.

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The Last Summer of the Camperdowns

by Elizabeth Kelly

Available at the Willmar Public Library

A twelve-year-old girl keeps silent after witnessing a crime near her home on Cape Cod during the summer of 1972 as her parents struggle with running a campaign.

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Ladies’ Night

by Mary Kay Andrews

Available in the Pioneerland Library System

Cut off from her palatial home and checking account after an act of post-divorce rage forces her to move in with her widowed mother and attend court-mandated group therapy, rising media star Grace Stanton bonds with three fellow patients who she helps plot respective pursuits of justice and closure.

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Bring Up the Bodies

by Hilary Mantel

Available at the Willmar Public Library

Depicts the downfall of Anne Boleyn at the hands of Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell as Anne and her powerful family fight back while she is on trial for adultery and treason.

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The Broken Places 

by Ace Atkins

Available in the Pioneerland Library System

When an infamous murderer is released from prison and returns to Jericho preaching redemption, skeptical sheriff Quinn Colson is forced to confront the man’s vengeance-seeking victims and former partners in crime, a situation that is further complicated by a dangerous tornado.

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N0S4A2

by Joe Hll

Available at the Willmar Public Library

When Charles Talent Manx, an unstoppable monster who transforms children into his own terrifying likeness, kidnaps her son, Victoria McQueen, the only person to ever escape his unmitigated evil, must engage in a life-and-death battle of wills to get her son back.

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One Last Thing Before I Go

by Jonathan Tropper

Available in the Pioneerland Library System

Struggling with his ex-wife’s imminent marriage to a nice guy and his Princeton-bound daughter’s unplanned pregnancy, a bewildered Drew Silver tackles difficult family dynamics and refuses to undergo a life-saving operation.

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The Shining Girls 

by Lauren Beukes

Available in the Willmar Public Library

The sole survivor of a time-traveling serial killer who began his murder spree in Depression-era Chicago tries to hunt him down in 1989 along with help from an ex-homicide reporter.

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Joyland

by Stephen King

Available in the Pioneerland Library System

In a small-town North Carolina amusement park in 1973, college student Devin Jones comes to work as a carny and confronts the legacy of a vicious murder, the fate of a dying child, and the ways both will change his life forever.

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The Engagements

by J. Courtney Sullivan

Available in the Pioneerland Library System

A sharply observed tale inspired by the highs and lows of marriage explores the marital foibles of such characters as a long-time wife who looks back on the dissolution of her previous marriage, a paramedic who lives under the shadow of his wife’s disapproving family and a woman who has vowed never to marry after seeing too many disastrous weddings and marriages.

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