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The Best Beach Reads for Summer 2014 From The Book Cellar

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Welcome to Beach Reads, the series that delivers page-turning picks for the dog days of summer.

Photo: The Book Cellar

The Book Cellar has it all: coffee, tea, wine, beer, poetry, zines, literary events like the monthly Essay Fiesta, and enough new releases to keep you reading for years. The next time you find yourself on the beach in need of a scintillating read that won't destroy your brain cells, check out one of these recommendations from owner Susan Takacs.


Goodnight June by Sarah Jio: Page-turning contemporary fiction that includes love, loss—and a possible explanation of how the classic children's tale Goodnight Moon came to be.


The Book Of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez: This hopeful and touching novel is about the residents of a single Delaware apartment building who have journeyed to the United States from Central and South America.


Between Wrecks by George Singleton: Short stories are perfect for a beach read, and these ones are clever and satisfying. They're set in the south, so you'll feel the heat from the book as well as the beach.
· All Beach Reads 2014 [Racked Chicago]
· The Book Cellar [Official Site]

The Book Cellar

4736-38 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60625