The best SPF for a wrinkle-free face? A book you can’t put down. We asked Meredith Kernaghan, a bookseller at Horizon Books in Cadillac, for the top titles to tote to the beach this summer. She recommends:
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Anything Jane Austen is flying off the shelves lately, says Kernaghan, but Austen virgins will find the author’s first published novel, 1811’s Sense and Sensibility, a delicious intro into Austen’s comedic take on romantic and familial relations, and the inheritances that make both so darn complicated.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
Poisonwood Bible author Barbara Kingsolver and her family move to rural Appalachia and, for one year, eat only food grown in their own backyard. The author’s account of the family’s personal local food movement is illuminating, inspiring and chock full o’ recipes and laughs—the sex life of turkeys especially.
Hold Tight by Harlan Coben
The master of the up-all-night thriller explores what happens when two parents, concerned for their withdrawn son following his best friend’s suicide, look deeper into his life and find themselves unraveling a mystery that threatens to destroy their community—and their son.
Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
In tandem with chick lit of late, Cannie Shapiro, the feisty and beloved Good in Bed character, has grown up. Now 13 years older, Cannie’s juggling a rebellious daughter, a baby-craving husband bent on finding a surrogate mother, a thickening middle and a novel that won’t write itself. A comical romp in Weiner’s inimitable sassy style.