Whether you’re looking for a light-hearted beach read or a thrilling page-turner, these up-and-coming books are just what you need for your next trip abroad.

 

 

IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT – Judy Blume

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Judy Blume’s latest novel takes us back to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, in the 1950s. Forced to deal with the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, Blume’s characters must learn to cope while dealing with day-to-day family struggles. It’s everything you’d want from a Blume novel, with a raw authenticity that comes straight from her personal experience.

Release Date (paperback): May 3, 2016

 

 

IN THE NAME OF GUCCI: A Memoir – Patricia Gucci

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Dive into the hidden world of Aldo Gucci in this memoir told through the eyes of his secret love child, Patricia Gucci, the current heir to the Gucci name. A story of forbidden love, broken bonds, and growing pains, Patricia’s memoir is a captivating tale of how this legendary brand survived a controversy and rose to the top of the fashion totem pole.

Release Date: May 10, 2016

 

 

THE PARIS SECRET – Karen Swan

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Any trip to Paris is incomplete without a novel about this beautiful city filled with hidden relics. Best-selling author Karen Swan tells the story of London art agent Flora, who is asked to retrace the history of some secret paintings located in Paris. A major page-turner, The Paris Secret will take you on a journey filled with mystery and intrigue.

Release Date: May 10, 2016

 

 

SARONG PARTY GIRLS – Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

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Looking for a light beach read with a hint of class tensions? Look no further than Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan’s Sarong Party Girls, a modern day Emma set in Singapore, about the lifestyles of rich brides-to-be seeking Western husbands and dreaming of Chanel babies. As old traditions clash with modern materialistic ambitions, Jazzy and her friends realize that the superficial world they live in is merely an illusion.

Release Date: July 12, 2016

 

HOW TO BE A PERSON IN THE WORLD: ASK POLLY’S GUIDE THROUGH THE PARADOXES OF MODERN LIFE – Heather Havrilesky

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When life hands you lemons, Polly gives you lemonade, unsweetened and freshly squeezed. For an uplifting read that is blunt, compassionate, and full of wisdom, Heather Havrilesky, author of advice column “Ask Polly” from New York Magazine’s The Cut, offers a compilation of her published letters, as well as never-before-seen pieces of advice, to help guide you through life’s greatest troubles.

Release Date: July 12, 2016

 

 

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