The Great Beach

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Published by Ballantine Books .

Written in English

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FormatMass Market Paperback
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Open LibraryOL10681116M
ISBN 100345022556
ISBN 109780345022554

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―New York Review of Books Cape Cod’s vast outer coast, named The Great Beach by Henry David Thoreau, is little changed since the Pilgrim’s first landfall almost years ago. Today a plane can skim its fifty miles in a matter of seconds, and in the summer bathing areas are so crowded with cars and people they take on a continental flavor.5/5(3).

Vote on your favorite books to read at the beach. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book.

In The Outermost House, originally published inThe Great Beach book poetically chronicled the four seasons at the beach; the ebb and flow of the tides, the migration of birds, storms, stars, and solitude.

The landscape was his major character, and his writing provides a snapshot of the Cape, a place physically changed yet as soulful 80 years later/5(). Set on the beaches of Cape Cod, Wild Game is a memoir that oozes summer. In fact, most of the important scenes take place at the house where Adrienne Brodeur spent the season with her mother, brother, and step-father.

That's where her mom, Malabar, woke year-old Brodeur up and revealed she had just kissed her stepfather's best : Arianna Davis. The Greatest Beach Books Ever 1. Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe (). Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen ().

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Historical fiction at its best, this novel lays out the rivalry between the two great artists and brings them to life in Florence in the 16th century.

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The book spans 13 years, in which time Lucy marries someone else and has children. It’s romantic and cripplingly sad at times and will % stick with you after you read it.

I’m not trying to make anyone cry at the beach, but if you haven’t read this yet, you’ll love it. On the Beach is a post-apocalyptic novel written by British author Nevil Shute after he migrated to Australia.

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Unscripted by Author: Susie Dumond. A Beach Read is a book that brings certain things to the table: it should be fast-paced, twisty, and surprising, and above all it should be the sort of book that’s capable of distracting you from the sun, the sand, and the sea for a little : Jeff Somers.

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But the term “beach reads” didn’t come into wide use until the s. Usually, when most people think of good beach reads, they think of women’s fiction, romance novels, cozy mysteries, and similar genres.

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Last summer, I made it to the beach only once — to Asbury Park, N.J., for a day trip with my son. Nevertheless, between Memorial Day and.

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To pass the time until our weather changes for the better, we’ve been reading our favorite beach books for preschoolers. Even our big kids enjoy these treasured picture books. Come take a look at what we love. Turtle, Watch Out. We usually travel to Daytona Beach every year with my grandmother.

There are a lot of great beach reads out there, but to get some fresh inspiration we reached out to the experts — editors at some of our favorite online bookstores and book review : Remi Rosmarin.

Image From "Beach" by Elisha Cooper, published by Scholastic Inc. Sandy toes, the familiar scent of sunscreen, and all those cute snapshots of your kids building sand castles — life is simply good on the beach. Great Writing + Great Story = Beach Bliss. Sometimes you want your beach reads as light and fluffy as the foam atop a piña colada.

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Book enthusiasts know summer is high season for juicy fiction and gripping tell-alls. It's the perfect time to kick back and relax at the beach or by the pool and dive deeply into a new book Occupation: Associate Editor.

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See availability The fine print Please note that the credit card used for the reservation must have the guest's details, and needs to be presented to the property upon check-in/10(). While all the books on the list should be enthralling enough to inoculate vacation-goers against the vagaries of missed flights and bad weather, many "great books" aren't great "beach books.

The great news about these books is that they can take you on a mini-vacation from anywhere. Even if you can’t make it to the beach this summer, grab a piña colada and some sunscreen and let these books bring the beach to : Susie Dumond.

Whether you’re spending your summer at the beach, at the pool or at your house wishing you were at the beach or pool, here are 35 of the season’s best reads preferably to be paired with a mojito and SPF Author: Sarah Stiefvater. The Great Western Beach is Emma Smith's wonderfully atmospheric memoir of a s childhood in Newquay, Cornwall.

She recalls the rocks, the sea, the beaches, the picnics, the teas and pasties, the bracing walks, the tennis tournaments and bathing parties, the curious residents and fascinating holiday-makers - relishing every glorious, salty detail.

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