“Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.”
– G.K. Chesterton
Before the end of summer, grab one of these fiction books. From The Vacationers to Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, there’s something delicious for everyone.
“The Vacationers” by Emma Straub
The Posts leave Manhattan for a 2-week celebration with extended family and friends. During their stay on the Spanish Island of Mallorca, secrets, joys, and jealousies rise to the surface. Perfect beach reading. Find your copy here.
“The Engagements” by J. Courtney Sullivan
As we follow the story of four modern relationships, we’re introduced to the never-wed Frances Gerety, a young advertising copywriter in 1947. She’s working on a familiar De Beers Diamond campaign and she needs a signature line. One evening before bed, she writes a line on a scrap of paper: “A Diamond Is Forever.” Those words change everything. Read more here.
“All Fall Down” by Jennifer Weiner
Allison Weiss is a mom, wife, and blogger – addicted to pills. Described as Jennifer Weiner’s most masterful work yet, “All Falls Down” exposes the stories we tell ourselves and asks the question “is a Percocet at the end of the day any different from a glass of wine?” Grab your copy here.
“One Plus One” by Jojo Moyes Mix
Jess is completely spent – her stepson is being bullied, her math whiz daughter has more potential than she can afford, and her husband is nowhere to be found. Enter geeky, selfish, millionaire Ed and you have an unlikely pair – or an opportunity for altruism? If you like “Little Miss Sunshine” this book is for you. Pick up your copy here.
“Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald,” by Therese Anne Fowler
Southern belle, Zelda Sayre meets young army lieutenant F. Scott Fitzgerald one random evening at a country club. While Fitzgerald – poor and not a Southern – is unsuitable for Zelda, she falls in love and marries him. As the sun sets on the Jazz Age, Fitzgerald becomes a wildly successful writer. The pair galavant from Manhattan to Paris, enjoying all that fame and money have to offer. If you love historical fiction, this one is for you! Read more here.
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