9 Hot Summer Books

Find our summer reading list for 2013. Then dig your toes in for hours of literary escape.

The Last Camellia

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The Last Camellia

(Plume) by Sarah Jio

The rare Middlebury Pink camellia ties two women together, half a century apart, in this tale that has it all: an English (hidden) garden, a brooding lord of the manor, and a story that best-selling author Jio deftly unveils as fast as you can turn the pages.

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$9.99, digital edition, amazon.com
$11.67, paperback, amazon.com

The World's Strongest Librarian

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The World's Strongest Librarian

(Gotham Books) by Josh Hanagarne

In this funny, moving memoir, twitchy, itchy Hanagarne—a librarian battling Tourette Syndrome—reveres books, finds love, and tries everything to control his disorder, including weightlifting. You'll skip that beach walk to keep reading—and rooting for him.

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$12.99, digital edition, amazon.com
$18.78, hardcover, amazon.com

The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

(Riverhead Books) by Anton DiScalfani

Set in the 1930s at a camp for debutantes in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, this story reveals a 15-year-old girl's secret after twists and turns in a plot of love, sex, family dynamics, and, yes, horses.

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$14.99, digital edition, amazon.com
$17.44, hardcover, amazon.com

Swimming at Night

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Swimming at Night

(Touchstone) by Lucy Clarke

Katie's sister Mia is found dead at the bottom of a Bali cliff—and police say she jumped. In this debut novel, Clarke takes us with Katie as she follows her sister's journal around the world in search of the truth.

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$10.67, digital edition, amazon.com
$18.86, hardcover, amazon.com

The Potty Mouth at the Table

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The Potty Mouth at the Table

(Gallery Books) by Laurie Notaro

Even the sound of crashing waves isn't likely to muffle your laughs as this best-selling author shares her true-life experiences with other people's dumbfounding behavior.

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$10.38, digital edition, amazon.com
$12.67, paperback, amazon.com

Orphan Train

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Orphan Train

(William Morrow/HC) by Christina Baker Kline

When 17-year-old Molly, who grew up in and out of foster homes, is sent to help a 91-year-old woman, she pieces together a mystery that allows both of them to discover their true homes.

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$9.05, digital edition, amazon.com
$9.53, paperback, amazon.com

The Interestings

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The Interestings

(Riverhead Books) by Meg Wolitzer

The New York Times best-selling author paints a picture of six inseparable teens who meet at a co-ed summer art camp the year that Nixon resigns and follows them through adulthood in New York City, spanning decades of love, envy, and the messiness of life—likely to be gobbled up in one or two sittings.

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$14.99, digital edition, amazon.com
$15.83, hardcover, amazon.com

Love Water Memory

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Love Water Memory

(Gallery Books) by Jennie Shortridge

Lucie Walker is adjusting to life with her fiancé after waking up in the San Francisco Bay with no memory. Shockers emerge, triggered by her experiences in and around water—and she has to decide either to move forward or drown in the past.

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$11.89, digital edition, amazon.com
$17.76, hardcover, amazon.com

The Burgess Boys

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The Burgess Boys

(Random House) by Elizabeth Strout

The Pulitzer Prize--winning author of Olive Kitteridge wows again with this insightful story of brothers who escape town years after being scarred by their father's accidental death. They return when their nephew commits a crime—and out comes a long-held secret that changes everything.

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$12.99, digital edition, amazon.com
$15.48, hardcover, amazon.com

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