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Chatelaine Beach Books

Nothing says vacation like relaxing with a juicy page-turner, but how do you choose? We searched high and low to bring you our list of the 50 ultimate beach books for you to print and keep. Tuck it in your purse or beach bag for handy reference at the library or book store. Welcome to easy summer reading!


The Ladies’ Lending Library

By Janice Kulyk Keefer

In the summer of 1963, the women of Kalyna Beach prepare for their annual end-of season party. Sonia Martyn and her four daughters are part of a group of first generation Ukrainian Canadians, newly minted middle-class families claiming their cottage-country dream. With their husbands away in the city all week, the women’s days are ruled by the predictable rhythms of children and chores, lightened by the racy books they trade amongst themselves and by their Friday afternoon gatherings for gin and gossip.
Janice Kulyk Keefer creates a radiant portrait of women caught between countries, cultures and aspirations. Richly evocative, beautifully told, The Ladies’ Lending Library will resonate with anyone who has longed for the heady days of bygone summers and the risky promises of change.

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This week, you’re reading…

Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott. She’s creative, open minded, and a little mixed up, so of course I’m totally intrigued.

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