Bathing suit? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Beach chair? Check. Reading material? Uh oh... Ready to hit the beach, but at a loss for what to read? You're in luck. This month we're featuring some of our favorite new fiction specially designed to fit in every beach bag. From Karen Thompson Walker's critically acclaimed first novel, THE AGE OF MIRACLES, to Gillian Flynn's edge-of-your-beach-blanket thriller GONE GIRL, to the sizzling audio adaptation of E L James's FIFTY SHADES TRILOGY, you're sure to find the perfect summer read--just remember to look up occasionally and keep an eye on the tide!
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GONE GIRL Written by Gillian Flynn Category: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - General $25.00 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImlPcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplyW
One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time takes marriage to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a union gone terribly, terribly wrong. GONE GIRL's toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn.
THE AGE OF MIRACLES Written by Karen Thompson Walker Category: Fiction - Literary $26.00 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImlfcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplyX
With a voice as distinctive and original as that of THE LOVELY BONES, and for the fans of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood, THE AGE OF MIRACLES is a luminous, haunting, and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age against the backdrop of an utterly altered world.
TALULLA RISING Written by Glen Duncan Category: Fiction - Horror $25.95 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImqvcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplyU
Harnessing the same audacious imagination and dark humor, the same depths of horror and sympathy, the same sexy narrative energy with which he crafted THE LAST WEREWOLF, Glen Duncan gives us a heroine like no other, Talulla Demetriou, the definitive twenty-first-century female werewolf.
THE LITIGATORS Written by John Grisham Category: Fiction - Thrillers $9.99 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImq_cStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplyV
The partners at Finley & Figg often refer to themselves as a "boutique law firm." Boutique, as in chic, selective, and prosperous. Oscar Finley and Wally Figg are none of these things. They are a two-bit operation of ambulance chasers who bicker like an old married couple. Until change comes their way--or, more accurately, stumbles in.
This new paperback edition includes an excerpt of John Grisham's CALICO JOE and a special preview of his upcoming novel THE RACKETEER.
HEARTBROKEN Written by Lisa Unger Category: Fiction - Thrillers $24.00 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImqPcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplya
From the bestselling author of BEAUTIFUL LIES and FRAGILE comes a shattering new thriller about the ties that bind. HEARTBROKEN is the mesmerizing story of three women on a collision course, haunted by dark memories and restless ghosts, and the all-too-real demons they must battle.
THE NIGHT CIRCUS Written by Erin Morgenstern Category: Fiction - Romance - Fantasy $15.00 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImqfcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplyb
Two starcrossed magicians engage in a deadly game of cunning in THE NIGHT CIRCUS, the spellbinding bestseller that has captured the world's imagination.
"Part love story, part fable, and a knockout debut." --THE BOSTON GLOBE
SUMMER BREEZE Written by Nancy Thayer Category: Fiction - Contemporary Women $26.00 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImrvcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplyY
From Nancy Thayer, author of HEAT WAVE, comes a scintillating summer read about three restless young women who forge an unforgettable alliance over one sun-drenched New England summer.
FIFTY SHADES TRILOGY AUDIOBOOK BUNDLE Written by E L James Read by Becca Battoe Category: Fiction - Romance - Adult $155.00 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImr_cStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplyZ
Listen up! E L James' bestselling FIFTY SHADES trilogy is now available as an audiobook collection. Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the FIFTY SHADES trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
THE UNFINISHED WORK OF ELIZABETH D. Written by Nichole Bernier Category: Fiction - Contemporary Women $24.00 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImrPcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplye
Summer vacation on Great Rock Island was supposed to be a restorative time for Kate, who'd lost her close friend Elizabeth in a sudden accident. But when she inherits a trunk of Elizabeth's journals, they reveal a woman far different than the cheerful wife and mother Kate thought she knew.
THE PARIS DIRECTIVE Written by Gerald Jay Category: Fiction - Thrillers $25.00 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImrfcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplyf
For the travel-hungry reader whose wish list says "France," but whose wallet says "stay-cation," this tantalizing and skillfully written thriller is just the ticket.
"Outstanding! THE PARIS DIRECTIVE is a beguiling, atmospheric, and entirely entertaining novel that promises intrigue and suspense from the very first page."--Christopher Reich, author of RULES OF DECEPTION
CRIMINAL Written by Karin Slaughter Category: Fiction - Thrillers $27.00 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImovcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplyc
In Karin Slaughter's latest thriller, the agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation dive into a crime from the past, to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed on Atlanta today.
"Karin Slaughter's best yet by far..."--Lee Child, author of THE AFFAIR: A REACHER NOVEL
THE WATCH Written by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya Category: Fiction - Literary $25.00 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImo_cStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplyd
Taking its cues from the classic story of Antigone, and set in present-day Afghanistan, Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya brilliantly re-creates the chaos, intensity, and immediacy of battle, and conveys the inevitable repercussions felt by the soldiers, their families, and by one sister.
A CONSPIRACY OF FRIENDS Written by Alexander McCall Smith Category: Fiction - Literary $24.95 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImoPcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplyi
It's back to Corduroy Mansions--the slightly dilapidated but well-lived-in mansion block in London's hip Pimlico neighborhood--for the third installment in Alexander McCall Smith's latest beloved series.
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RAPTURE Written by Lauren Kate Category: Young Adult Fiction-Love and Romance $17.99 http://information.randomhouse.com/HS?a=ENX7CkR1RUUm8SA9MOB5GPDnGHxKXdImofcStGb5lw8W0bBhOG5mpqVsje_HheFjplyj
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