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Adult Summer Reads

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Summertime is officially upon us! Time to bust out the beach bags, sunscreen and most importantly, beach reads! Below are some titles that are excellent summer reading available here at Helen Plum Library. Grab a novel, a cold drink and some sunglasses, and go enjoy the gorgeous weather! And don't forget: it's not too late to sign up for summer reading! 


On North Carolina’s Belle Isle, a woman investigates her husband’s shady financial affairs after his mysterious death.




A warm, funny and acutely perceptive debut novel about four adult siblings and the fate of the shared inheritance that has shaped their choices and their lives.




The new schoolteacher in a small English town is drawn into the lives of its residence and the society of a small during the war and its aftermath.




Quiet and reserved, 69 year old Arthur Pepper has stuck to his daily routine until he finds a bracelet of his late wife and embarks on a journey across the world to learn about life and loss.



It’s 1944 and Maddie is living comfortably in Philadelphia with her husband until he suddenly drags her to Scotland to search for the Loch Ness monster and Maddie is forced to rethink her way of life.







A North Dakota man who accidentally kills his best friend’s son gives up his own in exchange.





Gabby’s happy, 18 year marriage is thrown off track when she meets a younger man who makes her feel alive again. Her lust for the exiting, intoxicating affair changes her life in ways she never saw coming.




Returning to their Ohio hometown when their father falls ill, New York magazine editor Lizzy Bennett confronts challenges in the form of her younger sisters' antics, a creepy cousin's attentions and the infuriating manners of a handsome neurosurgeon.




A young woman teaching in London and a soldier fall in love amid war and personal losses in a novel loosely based on the life of Cleave’s grandparents.



Every August for decades, four women gather together to spend a week at the beach. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart. Years later, after a new marriage reunites them, the women make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected.