Beach Reads

Looking for an intiguing and entertaining novel to read this summer? Look no further than the Lititz Public Library.

The Girl Who Chased the MoonThe Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
A young woman travels to North Carolina hoping to solve some of the riddles surrounding her mother’s life and meet the grandfather she never knew.

The Lace Makers of Glenmara by Heather Barbieri
Fleeing for Ireland in the wake of a failed relationship, a fashion designer finds herself in a coastal Gaelic village and bonds with the members of a lace-making society.

The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
Escaping his violent master in 1859, an enslaved man pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harper’s Ferry at the side of abolitionist John Brown.

I’ll Be Seeing You by Suzanne Hayes, Loretta Nyhan
Two women forge a friendship during WWII through their letters to each other, allowing them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front.

Sycamore RowSycamore Row by John Grisham
When a wealthy man hangs himself from a sycamore tree and leaves his fortune to his black maid, an attorney finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial.

The Lover's DictionaryA Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
A modern love story told through a series of dictionary-style entries is a sequence of windows into the events that shape the course of a romantic relationship.

Short Girls by Bich Minh Nguyen
Two estranged Vietnamese sisters, each wrestling with her own life and romance, are reunited at their father’s American citizenship party.

My Hollywood by Mona Simpson
The stories of a high-strung composer who follows her husband to Hollywood to support his career and their sensitive, self-sacrificing Filipino nanny intertwine.

The Humans by Matt Haig
Regarding humans unfavorably upon arriving on Earth, a reluctant extraterrestrial assumes the identity of a Cambridge mathematician before realizing that there’s more to the human race than he suspected.

Trains and LoversTrains and Lovers by Alexander McCall Smith
As they travel by rail from Edinburgh to London, four strangers entertain one another with tales of how trains have changed their lives.

The Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian
A family becomes prisoners in their own home when their daughter’s romance with a German lieutenant prompts the Nazis to take over their ancient Tuscan estate.

Snow HuntersSnow Hunters by Paul Yoon
A Korean War refugee immigrates to Brazil to become a tailor’s apprentice and confronts the wreckage of his past.

The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers
Five years after her husband confesses to an affair that resulted in a child being given up for adoption, a wife intercepts a letter with a photo of the child.

When She Was GoneWhen She Was Gone by Gwendolen Gross
When a seventeen-year-old girl disappears, her entire neighborhood confronts long-buried secrets and prejudices as her social outcast mother goes door-to-door in search of her missing daughter.

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty
Discovering a tattered letter that says she is to open it only in the event of her husband’s death, a successful woman is unable to resist reading the letter and discovers a secret that shatters her life.

Originally published on May 30, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express.