Summer Reads

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Modern Lovers
Emma Straub

Three friends and former college bandmates have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. Now nearing fifty, all living in the same neighborhood in Brooklyn, the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity, the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose can never be reclaimed.
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I Almost Forgot About You
Terry McMillan

With a great career and close friends and family, Dr. Georgia Young should be happy, but she restlessly sets out on a new course that may or may not bring her a second chance at love.
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Sweetbitter
Stephanie Danler

Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life she has chosen.
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The Expatriates
Janice Y. K. Lee

Mercy, a young Korean American and recent Columbia graduate, is adrift, undone by a terrible incident in her recent past. Hilary, a wealthy housewife, is haunted by her struggle to have a child, something she believes could save her foundering marriage. Meanwhile, Margaret, once a happily married mother of three, questions her maternal identity in the wake of a shattering loss. As each woman struggles with her own demons, their lives collide in ways that have irreversible consequences for them all.
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Why We Came to the City
Kristopher Jansma

A sweeping, funny, and poignant novel about a tight-knit group of twentysomethings in New York whose lives are forever altered by an unexpected tragedy.
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Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty

The story of Sam and Clementine, an ordinary yet busy married couple trying to balance work and family life. After the couple is invited by Clementine's old friend Erika to a neighbor's barbecue party, a spiral of intrigue, lust, and betrayal is unleashed.
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