Light and frothy or hardboiled and gripping, the best summer novels take readers on a literary vacation. There’s something for everyone at the Lititz Public Library.
Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
The bawdy, big-hearted proprietress of a famed New York City movie theater opens her doors to those in need during the Great Depression.
The Widow by Fiona Barton
Flashbacks retell the story of a woman who stood by her man when he was suspected of committing a crime but realizes there’s no reason to stay quiet now that she’s a widow.
In the Country: Stories by Mia Alvar
Exiles, emigrants and wanderers uproot their families from the Philippines to begin new lives in the Middle East, the United State and elsewhere.
The Deceived by Brett Battles
Shocked to discover that his latest task is to eliminate all traces of a former CIA agent and one of his best friends, a professional “cleaner” risks everything to find justice.
Enchanted August by Brenda Bowen
Four women struggling with loss, disappointment and overwork rent a small summer cottage where they share their respective stories and rediscover their passions.
The Melody Lingers On by Mary Higgins Clark
A beloved aunt’s agreement to help her niece with college essays reawakens past secrets about the night a grandparent was murdered.
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
A renowned geneticist and happily married mother of two makes a rash choice and ends up on trial for murder.
Find Her by Lisa Gardner
A Boston detective is determined to find out if a woman who escaped capture after being held for 472 days is a victim or vigilante.
The Fall of Princes by Robert Goolrick
Money, power and invincibility seduce a group of young 1980s Wall Street traders who achieve the kind of wealth that grants access to anything, until, one by one, they fall.
Death Wore White by Jim Kelly
A man is viciously stabbed at the wheel of his truck in a blizzard, the murderer striking without being seen and without leaving a single footprint in the snow.
How to Start a Fire by Lisa Lutz
A trio of former college friends reunite twenty years later to share the stories of their adventures, rivalries, secrets and losses while reevaluating the events of a single night that shaped all of them.
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice features a New York magazine editor who returns home when her father falls ill, confronting a creepy cousin’s unwanted attentions and the infuriating standoffish manners of a handsome neurosurgeon.
Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal
Left to raise his baby on his own, a man is determined to pass on his love of food and the flavors of his native Minnesota to his daughter.
Code of Conduct by Brad Thor
A counterterrorism operative goes after an untouchable, secret committee of the world’s elite with a devastating agenda.
Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner
After meeting as children in a hospital, a man and woman cross paths over the next three decades as they grow together and apart.
The Martian by Andy Weir
An astronaut is stranded on Mars after a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead.
The Cartel by Don Winslow
When the former head of the world’s most powerful cartel gets out of prison and begins to rebuild his empire, a DEA agent goes on a ten-year odyssey to bring him down.
May 27, 2016