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Backroads & Byways of Michigan: Drives, Daytrips, and Weekend Excursion by Matt Forster

The best road guide to the Great Lakes State, completely revised and updated.

Backroads & Byways of Michigan is the shortest route a visitor can take to knowing the state like a local. It provides you with all the crucial information you need to make every moment of your journey count. This guide features maps, photographs, and detailed listings for points of interest on every drive.

(Countryman Press, $22.95)



The Summer Place

by Jennifer Weiner

From “the undisputed boss of the beach read” (The New York Times), The Summer Place is a testament to family in all its messy glory; a story about what we sacrifice and how we forgive. Enthralling, witty, big-hearted, and sharply observed, this is Jennifer Weiner’s love letter to the Outer Cape and the power of home, the way our lives are enriched by the people we call family, and the endless ways love can surprise us. "A funny, tender read. A new novel from Weiner heralds the start of beach reading season. Booklist (*)

(Atria Books, $28.99)



by Sara Paretsky

Legendary detective V.I. Warshawski uncovers a nefarious conspiracy preying on Chicago's weak and vulnerable, in this thrilling novel from New York Times bestseller Sara Paretsky. Told against the backdrop of a city emerging from its pandemic lockdown, Overboard lays bare the dark secrets and corruption buried in Chicago’s neighborhoods in masterly fashion. "[A] compelling, fast-paced and original mystery.”

— BookPage 

(William Morrow, $28.99)


Mustique Island

by Sarah McCoy

A sun-splashed romp with a rich divorcee and her two wayward daughters in 1970s Mustique, the world’s most exclusive private island, where Princess Margaret and Mick Jagger were regulars and scandals stayed hidden from the press…

When Willy May’s daughters arrive, they discover that beneath its veneer of decadence, Mustique has a dark side, and like sand caught in the undertow, their mother-daughter story will shift and resettle in ways they never could have imagined. 

(William Morrow, $27.99)


The Summer of Lost and Found by Mary Alice Monroe

A timely, tender, and compassionate tale of perseverance, love, and the bonds of family in the face of tremendous and sometimes painful upheaval in this latest novel in the New York Times bestselling Beach House series. Love in the time of COVID-19 proves challenging, at times humorous, and ever changing. As the weeks turn to months, and another sea turtle season comes to a close, Linnea learns there are more meaningful lessons during this summer than opportunities lost.

(Gallery Books, $17.99)

For Teens and Kids


The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

In a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic, a desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial lady find a connection on the high seas. Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s sweeping fantasy debut, full of stolen memories, illicit mermaid’s blood, double agents, and haunting mythical creatures conjures an extraordinary cast of characters and the unforgettable story of a couple striving to stay together in the face of myriad forces wishing to control their identities and destinies. Ages 13+

(Candlewick, $18.99)


A Day for Sandcastles

by JonArno Lawson

A dazzling wordless picture book celebrates creative problem-solving, teamwork, and the sun-splashed wonder of a day at the beach. The team behind Over the Shop offers a wordless story about a long, wonderful day at the seashore. . . Lawson creates a portrait of the best kind of childhood learning curve—slow, cooperative, independent, and made with little more than sand and water.

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

(Candlewick, $17.99)

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