Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Ten top books that mimic the feeling of a summer vacation

Emma Straub is the author of Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures and Other People We Married, and her fiction and nonfiction have been published in Vogue, Tin House, the New York Times, and the The Paris Review Daily. Her new novel is The Vacationers.

One of Straub's ten top books that mimic the feeling of a summer vacation, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
In the Woods by Tana French

No one said that summertime books need to be peppy! Tana French is my favorite contemporary mystery novelist. All of her books take place in and around Dublin, Ireland, and she does an amazing job of making the city a character in each book. As a new mom, I treasure my sleep, but Tana French writes the kinds of books that force you to read just one chapter…and then another.
Read about the other entries on the list.

In the Woods is among the Barnes & Noble Review's five top books from Ireland's newer voices and Judy Berman's ten fantastic novels with disappointing endings.

The Page 69 Test: In the Woods.

--Marshal Zeringue