The Atria Summer 2012 Beach-Read Bag

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The Atria Summer 2012 Beach-Read Bag

The Atria Summer Beach-Read Bag: a free collection of 11 excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers.

There’s nothing that goes better with beach season than a delicious novel. With that in mind, we present The Atria Summer Beach-Read Bag: a free collection of 11 excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers. Selections include:

Swim by Jennifer Weiner

Then Came You
by Jennifer Weiner

The Map of Time
by Félix J. Palma

Between You and Me
by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus

The Winters in Bloom
by Lisa Tucker

The Island House
by Posie Graeme-Evans

by Ellen Hopkins

The Time in Between
by María Dueñas

The Lost Angel
by Javier Sierra

Devil’s Wake
by Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes

Ten Girls to Watch
by Charity Shumway

No matter whether you’re on a plane traveling to your getaway destination or on your couch planted firmly in front of the air conditioner, we’ve got a great story guaranteed to whisk you away on a reading vacation.
  • Atria Books | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476700045 | 
  • July 2012

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About the Authors

Jennifer Weiner
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Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twelve books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, and All Fall Down. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at

Félix J. Palma
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Félix J. Palma

Félix J. Palma has been acclaimed by critics as one of the most brilliant and original storytellers of our time. His devotion to the short story genre has earned him more than a hundred awards. The Map of Time, his first book to be published in the United States, was an instant New York Times bestseller and received the prestigious 2008 Ateneo de Sevila XL Prize. It has been published in more than thirty countries. Palma lives in Spain. Please visit

Lisa Tucker
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Lisa Tucker

Lisa Tucker is the bestselling author of The Promised World, The Cure for Modern Life, Once Upon a Day, Shout Down the Moon and The Song Reader. Her short work has appeared in Seventeen, Pages and The Oxford American. She lives in Pennsylvania with her family.