Friday, July 06, 2018

Ten books to take you someplace you’ve likely never been

Jeff Somers is the author of Lifers, the Avery Cates series from Orbit Books, Chum from Tyrus Books, and the Ustari Cycle from Pocket/Gallery, including We Are Not Good People. At the B&N Reads blog he tagged ten books to read instead of taking a vacation this summer, including:
Sag Harbor, by Colson Whitehead

Not every amazing vacation spot is overseas, but not every New Yorker (or every American) can just jet out to the Hamptons every summer. If you are one of the many who can’t, check out Whitehead’s brilliant 2009 novel, which explores deep issues of race, culture, and capitalism while also introducing you to an intimate view of high-rolling Long Island you might not get anywhere else. You might not be able to afford the summer-long vacation the kids in this novel experience (without parental supervision, too), but you’ll definitely want to move the Hamptons up on your must-see list.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue