Books for Boomers

Whether you’re heading on vacation or relaxing by the pool or on the porch, take some time to enjoy some page-turning reads this summer! Here are some suggestions for your escape!

The Guest Cottage, Ballantine Books, 2015

By Nancy Thayer

New York Times best-selling author Nancy Thayer whisks readers back to the beloved island of Nantucket in this delightful novel about two single parents who accidentally rent the same summer house—and must soon decide where their hearts truly lie.


The Children’s Crusade, Scribner, 2015

By Ann Packer

When their younger sibling returns, the three oldest Blair children find their lives disrupted in ways they could have never imagined as they each tell their story that is interwoven with portraits of their family at crucial points in their history.


The Stranger, Dutton, 2015

By Harlan Coben

#1 New York Times best-selling master of suspense Harlan Coben delivers his most shocking thriller yet, proving that a well-placed lie can help build a wonderful life– and a secret has the same explosive power to destroy it.


The Painter, Alfred A Knopf, 2014

By Peter Heller

This is an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past.


Descent, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2015

By Tim Johnston

When their daughter disappears while out for a morning run during a late-summer vacation in the Rocky Mountains, her parents embark on a harrowing journey down increasingly divergent and solitary paths where they must answer some difficult questions to find the truth.