The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller “Talented chef Olivia Rawlings didn’t make the best decisions in her love life, but it takes an accident with a flambéed dessert to force her into a major life change. She flees to a small town in Vermont and takes a job at a small inn. Miller has captured the essence of a great character in a setting that could easily feel like home to many readers.” Jennifer Ohzourk, St. Louis Public Library
By the lady who wrote "The Vacationers." College bandmates end up on the same Brooklyn block decades later. Spoiler: there are hipsters. Plus love triangles, a shady yoga guru, and a big-time Hollywood producer. It's "Friends" meets "Almost Famous" meets the beach read you'll be recommending all summer.
When I sat down to write on 2016’s most anticipated books, I figured I would have perhaps a dozen to tell you about — that it’d be a pretty compact list with a few solid highlights. Over about a month, I jotted down the titles I was excited about, and then took notes on what other people couldn’t
I approached Ian McEwan's fetal Hamlet with the healthy skepticism of one who has sat through many dumb Shakespeare adaptations. But wit and self-awareness will go far in making improbable interpretations work.