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  • Details about Razor Girl

    Razor Girl

    Carl Hiassen

    The new full-tilt, unstoppably hilarious and entertaining novel from the best-selling author of Skinny Dip and  Bad Monkey When Lane Coolman's car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but (this is Hiaasen!). Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield--the eponymous Razor Girl--and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control while unleashing some of the wildest characters H……more

  • Details about The Shark Club

    The Shark Club

    Ann Kidd Taylor

    "A quintessential summer read." -- Marie Claire A warm and wonderfully vivid novel about taking second chances--in life and in the sea One summer day on the beach in Florida, two extraordinary things happen to Maeve Donnelly. First, she is kissed by Daniel, the boy of her dreams. Then, she is bitten by a blacktip shark. Eighteen years later, Maeve has thrown herself into her work as a world-traveling marine biologist discovering more about the minds of misunderstood sharks. But when Maeve r……more

  • Details about Who Is Rich?

    Who Is Rich?

    Matthew Klam

    A provocative satire of love, sex, money, and politics that unfolds over four wild days in so-called "paradise"--the long-awaited first novel from the acclaimed author of Sam the Cat "I seriously, deeply love this book."--Michael Cunningham NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THE WASHINGTON POST Every summer, a once-sort-of-famous cartoonist named Rich Fischer leaves his wife and two kids behind to teach a class at a weeklong arts conference in a charming New ……more

  • Details about Jaws

    Jaws

    Peter Benchley

    When three people are killed by a great white shark in three different incidents, the police chief of a Long Island resort town is forced to take action.…more

  • Details about Florida

    Florida

    Lauren Groff

    The much-anticipated return of the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies . Storms, snakes, sinkholes, and secrets: In Lauren Groff's Florida , the hot sun shines, but a wild darkness lurks. Florida is a "superlative" book ( Boston Globe ), "gorgeously weird and limber" ( New Yorker ), "frequently funny" ( San Francisco Chronicle ), "brooding, inventive and often moving" (NPR Fresh Air) -- as Groff is recognized as "Florida's unofficial poet laureate, as Joan Didion was for Calif……more

  • Details about The Dry

    The Dry

    Jane Harper

    "A breathless page-turner, driven by the many revelations Ms. Harper dreams up...You'll love [her] sleight of hand...A secret on every page." --The New York Times "One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read... Every word is near perfect. " --David Baldacci A small town hides big secrets in The Dry , an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper. After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first ti……more

  • Details about State of Wonder: A Novel

    State of Wonder: A Novel

    Ann Patchett.

    Award-winning "New York Times"-bestselling author Patchett ("Bel Canto, The Magician's Assistant") returns with a provocative novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest--a gripping adventure story and a profound look at the difficult choices we make in the name of discovery and love.…more

  • Details about Beautiful Ruins.

    Beautiful Ruins.

    Jess Walter

    The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot'searching for the mysterious wo……more

  • Details about In a Sunburned Country

    In a Sunburned Country

    Bill Bryson

    Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion up, down, and over the Appalachian Trail (well, most of it) resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods. Now he has traveled across the world and all the way Down Under to Australia, a shockingly under-discovered country with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. In a Sunbu……more