Some Assembly Required, Lynn Bonasia
When Rose Nowak, 39, leaves behind city life, an unfaithful boyfriend, and a job as a writer of instruction manuals, she stumbles across not only her dream of becoming a journalist, but also the small New England seaside town of Nauset and its host of quirky inhabitants. First-time novelist Bonasia delivers a sweet and idiosyncratic portrait of small-town life with wit.
How to be Single, Liz Tucillo
Liz Tuccillo's (she co-authored “He’s Just Not That Into You”) debut novel follows the dating lives of five single New York women, one of whom, narrator Julie, is writing a book about how bachelorettes across the world manage.
The Cape Ann, Faith Sullivan
Lark Erhardt, the six-year-old narrator, and her fiercely independent mother dream of owning their own house; they have their hearts set on the Cape Ann, chosen from a house catalog. This is a portrait of a family struggling to stay together through the Great Depression.
The Beach House, Georgia Bockoven
The beach house is a peaceful haven, a place to escape everyday problems. Here, three families find their feelings intensified and their lives transformed each summer. This novel is about the beauty of life and the power of love, and speaks to every woman who has ever clung to a child or loved a man. The author has a new title coming out in late September.
Last Night at Chateau Marmont, Lauren Weisberger
Brooke loved reading the dishy celebrity gossip rag "Last Night" until her marriage to a rock star became a weekly headline. This is an insightful take on the price of success in our celebrity-obsessed world.