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It's Summer Somewhere

Keep a summer state of mind all year long with these titles!

 

There's Something About St. Tropez

Five international vacationers, strangers to each other, misfits running from their daily lives, are brought together at the same small seaside Hotel of Dreams by a rental scam, an international art heist, passion, murder and a haunting.

 

Seaside: A Novella

A poignant story of the strain between a creative mother and her two ambition-driven children. During a week in the Florida sun, Maggie reveals to her daughters the best and most important things in life are right in front of them.

 

The Sand Castle

Sisters Juts and Wheezie Hunsenmeir and Jut's precocious young daughter, Nickel, set off for the Chesapeake Bay in August, 1952. As the group lounges on the beach and begins work on a magnificent sand castle, the sisters tell stories about their own childhood trips to the shore.

 

A Girl Called Rosie

Rose Hamilton's granddaughter, Rosie, is growing into a lovely young woman, but her life is blighted by her mother's violence. A trip to Kerry, Ireland, in the company of her grandparents, seems the perfect escape.

 

The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life
G516.G763 2008x

The author of the North American destination-centered 100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life (2007) aims to shake up travelers' preconceptions about other countries and themselves, by detailing the why's and how's of such vacations as learning to belly dance in Turkey, test-driving a fantasy career as a chef in culinary hotspots, or assembling wheelchairs for land mine victims in Cambodia.

 

Summer People

An intricate plot links a grieving widow and her teenage twins to a troubled stranger during one summer in the pastoral haven of Nantucket. The beach house becomes the scene of roiling emotions as the teens' first loves and a surprising secret from the widow's past threaten to destroy their family.

 
Immersion Travel USA
GV191.4.I457x 2009

This guide is for folks who want to take a trip that really connects them to the destination. The author includes information, ideas, and tips to getting the most out of travel and giving back to the places visited. There are opportunities for volunteering, learning, and truly investing oneself in the national landscape.

 

America's Best Zoos: A Travel Guide for Fans and Families
QL76.5.U6 N937 2008x

Zoos are educational, cheaper than amusement parks, and attract more visitors than spectator sports. This comprehensive travel guides for families is arranged geographically for touring convenience and provides detailed descriptions of top zoos across the country.

 
Off the Beaten Path: A Travel Guide to More Than 1,000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still Uncrowded and Inviting
E158.O33 2009

Spotlighting more than 1,000 of the United States' most overlooked must-see destinations, this updated edition of the bestselling travel book boasts more than 200 new sites, 200 new full-color photographs, and all-new, up-to-date maps.

 
Official Guide to America's National Parks
E158.C78 2009 13th ed.

This completely updated guide is the ultimate tool for planning the perfect trip to one or more of America's 391 magnificent national parks. Focusing on the most trafficked parks as well as the lesser-known gems, this guide includes seashores, trails, wild and scenic rivers, battlefields, and historic sites.