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5 Beach Reads From Main Line Area Authors to Enjoy This Summer

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While you’re on the hunt for a solid summer read, check out these five great books for the beach from authors around the Main Line.

Do you need a good book to enjoy while lounging by the pool or beach? Here are five great reads for bookworms this summer.

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What Happened to the Bennetts (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 399 pages) is the intense new familial thriller from Lisa Scottoline that some critics are calling her best novel yet.

Former Inquirer staffer Jennifer Weiner offers her unique tongue-in-cheek take on pandemic romance, Shore weddings and step-families in her latest, The Summer Place (Atria Books, 432 pages).

If you prefer a bit of fast-paced political intrigue to go with your surf, sun and sand, Mark Bowden and Matthew Teague’s The Steal: The Attempt to Overturn the 2020 Election and the People Who Stopped It (Atlantic Monthly Press, 314 page) is a well-researched, impeccably written flashback to last November’s presidential election chaos.

For True Crime Philadelphia: From America’s First Bank Robbery to the Real-Life Killers Who Inspired Boardwalk Empire (Lyons Press, 252 pages), former journalist Kathryn Canavan dug deep to unearth some pretty extraordinary cases—some hundreds of years old.

Diana Rodriguez Wallach’s latest YA horror novel, Small Town Monsters (Underlined, 314 pages) views teen angst through the lens of downright frightening historical fiction. Read it—then share it with your kid.

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