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Enchanted August

Brenda Bowen

Four strangers rent a Maine cottage together in Bowen's charming debut. Unable to afford the rent on her own, Brooklyn native Lottie Wilkes recruits three other people to join her on Little Lost Island for the month of August. All are escaping something: Lottie, a foundering marriage; Rose, her exasperating twins; Caroline, a movie star getting over a very public humiliation; and Beverly, who's recovering from heartbreaking loss. When they arrive on the island, they are immediately transformed by the salt air; the breathtaking views; and the long, lazy days. But then visitors begin showing up, forcing the quartet to face the problems that brought them to Hopewell Cottage to begin with. A thoroughly enjoyable summer read.

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The Goddess Pose: The Audacious Life of Indra Devi, the Woman Who Helped Bring Yoga to the West

Michelle Goldberg

Born Eugenia Vassilievna Peterson in Riga, Latvia in 1899, the Russian aristocrat who later became Indra Devi, "the first lady of yoga", was a chameleon in constant flux with the places she lived. Her travels were perfectly timed to promote yoga in post World War II California just as the New Age of spiritualism was blossoming. But before she reaches the sunny US shore, her "story moves through the Russian Revolution, the cabarets of Weimar Berlin, the Indian independence movement, the World War II Japanese occupation of Shanghai, and Hollywood during its 1950s heyday." Little wonder that there was an FBI file on her!

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How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Julie Lythcott-Haims

Helicopter parents and tiger moms, step back! As Stanford University's Dean of Freshmen for 10 years, Lythcott-Haims observed a decided lack of independence and ambivalent sense of self-confidence in the incoming students. Bright overachievers with parents micromanaging their lives were stressed out by having to get by on their own, and parents left back at home couldn't break their bad habits of meddling. Starting as toddlers, youngsters need to be given a chance to make mistakes and learn to be resourceful in order to adopt the logical thinking for making decisions and the necessary grit to bounce back after less-than-desired outcomes. What works, as well as a plan for what is age-appropriate, in developing life skills.

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The Kill: A Mystery

Jane Casey

A police officer's murder sets the tone for DC Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent's latest case (after The Stranger You Know, 2014). Sergeant Terence Hammond has been murdered, in a compromising position, in a car outside London's Richmond Park. When Maeve and Derwent arrive to speak with the victim's family, his wife and daughter are surprisingly cold and reticent, which adds further layers of complexity to an already delicate investigation. Then a police task force is ambushed, leaving five dead. Who is targeting cops? And why? A complex, twisty mystery sure to appeal to fans of Ian Rankin.

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Royal Wedding: A Princess Diaries Novel

Meg Cabot

Princess Mia Thermopolis of Genovia returns in Cabot's wonderfully wacky and romantic latest installment in the popular series (after Forever Princess, 2009). For Princess Mia, the last five years since college graduation have been a whirlwind of activity. And her life is about to get even more hectic: her longtime love, Michael, has finally proposed. But now Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: a scheming politico is trying to force Mia's father from the throne because of a royal secret. Can Mia prove to everyone that she's not only ready to wed, but ready to rule as well? Pure fun.

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