Lists and Suggestions

List: Summer Reads: Books Set in a Warm Climate

Friedland, Elyssa, author.

A family reunion in the Catskills brings hilarity and nostalgia when two clans convene for the summe... More

Segovia, Sofía, author.

From the day that old Nana Reja found a baby abandoned under a bridge, the life of a small Mexican t... More

Hostin, Sunny, author.

In the exclusive black beach community of Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, the three unofficial... More

Ward, Amanda Eyre, 1972- author.

When seventy-year-old Charlotte Perkins submits a sexy essay to the "Become a Jetsetter" c... More

Hewitt, Melanie, author.

After a year that sees a broken-off engagement and the death of her beloved father, Penny is despera... More

Danticat, Edwidge, 1969- author.

A gorgeous collection of stories about community, family and love; about the forces that pull us tog... More

Reyes, Raquel V., author.

Food anthropologist Miriam Quiñones-Smith's move from New York to Coral Shores, Miami, puts he... More

Escandón, María Amparo, author.

L.A. is parched, dry as a bone, and all Oscar, the weather-obsessed patriarch of the Alvarado family... More

Lee, Andrea, 1953- author.

Gorgeously evocative, Red Island House follows two decades in the life of Shay, an African-American ... More

Fitzgerald, Matt, author.

Follows the author's experiences training for the Chicago Marathon in Flagstaff, Arizona, along... More

Hughes, Lorena, author.

Inheriting a cocoa plantation in Vinces, Ecuador, that someone will kill for, Puri, after her husban... More

Frost, Caroline, author.

It was 1970 when thirteen-year-old runaway Kit Walker was abducted by Manny Romero, a smooth-talking... More

Clark, Julie, 1971- author.

A novel focusing on two women who meet in an airport, both alone, both scared, and both urgently nee... More

Means, Howard B., author.

Swimming is a long thread that connects the Olympic heroes of today with the real and mythic ones of... More

Stapley, Marissa, author.

The Harmony Resort promises hope for struggling marriages. Run by celebrity power couple Drs. Miles ... More

Sussman, Elissa, author.

A restless young journalist with big dreams interviews a Hollywood heartthrob--and, ten years later,... More