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What's on BookHampton's Reading List?

Thu, 04/27/2023 - 14:33
Christine Sampson

The enthusiastic booksellers at BookHampton in East Hampton Village want readers of all ages to feel inspired, entertained, informed, and enlightened. But for an older demographic, Jesse Bartel, the store manager, has curated a special summer-reading list.

Says Mr. Bartel: "I pulled from fiction, history, and memoir to offer a little of everything. I've also found these titles to be a big hit with our readers, and all have received positive feedback. And no matter what, we are always happy to recommend more."

"So Shall You Reap" by Donna Leon
Hardcover fiction — $28
Baffled by the apparent murder of a seemingly innocuous immigrant man, Guido Brunetti makes a connection to his own past that resolves the story of the man's death and a decades-old disappearance.

"Stars in an Italian Sky" by Jill Santopolo
Hardcover fiction — $28
Two great love stories spanning two generations between Italy and New York City.

"We Should Not Be Friends" by Will Schwalbe
Hardcover memoir/nonfiction — $29.00
"A warm, funny, irresistible book," audiences say, that follows "an improbable and life-changing friendship over 40 years."

"She's Dead, Who Cares?" by Randye Lordon
Paperback fiction — $19.99
A celebrity concierge in the Hamptons, Mary Moody finds herself in the middle of an investigation.

"Romantic Comedy" by Curtis Sittenfeld
Hardcover fiction — $28
Best-selling author Sittenfeld's newest is about a comedy writer who "thinks she has sworn off love, until a dreamy pop star flips the script on all of her assumptions."

"Hello Beautiful" by Ann Napolitano
Hardcover fiction — $28
From the author of "Dear Edward" comes a novel about four sisters and the man with a dark past who enters their lives.

"Say One Kind Thing" by Susan Verde
Hardcover memoir/nonfiction — $22.50
Verde explores the power of positive self-talk in her first book for adults while giving readers a glimpse into her own life experiences.

"The Ball in the Air" by Michael Bamberger
Hardcover sports memoir — $30
After a lifetime of writing professionally about the sport, Bamberger delivers an exhilarating love letter to the game of golf.

"Follow Me to Hell: McNelly's Texas Rangers and the Rise of Frontier Justice" by Tom Clavin
Hardcover nonfiction/history — $29.99
Clavin, the noted Sag Harbor author, explores the "true history of how the legendary ranger Leander McNelly and his men brought justice to a lawless Texan frontier."

"Humanly Possible" by Sarah Bakewell
Hardcover nonfiction/biography — $30
The best-selling author of "How to Live" and "At the Existentialist Cafe" explores 700 years of writers, thinkers, scientists, and artists, all to understand what it truly means to be human.



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