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Endless Summer

July 22, 2023

Sometimes high summer zaps all your energy except the ability to be prone and read a page-turning novel. This week, reunions abound between family members and friends, bringing intense explorations of youth and sense of place. Two of the writers appear at The Center, both revisiting characters from previous decades: unforgettable residents in an indelible American town, and a glorious investigation of Cuban family roots. There is a propulsive crime story from an Irish writer; an Israeli writer’s examination of the boundaries of mothering; and a British Ghanaian writer who brings a lush musicality to his sophomore effort.

Happy reading,
Melanie Fleishman
Buyer, The Center for Fiction Bookstore