The Atria Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag by Abigail Tarttelin
A Free Collection of Excerpts from Some of Our Favorite Writers

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The Atria Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag: A free collection of thirteen 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 Atria’s Summer 2013 Beach-Read Bag: a free collection of 13 excerpts from novels by some of our favorite writers. Selections include:

The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally

The Edge of the Earth by Christina Schwartz

Five Days by Douglas Kennedy

Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani

The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

Forever, Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin

The Lavender Garden by Lucinda Riley

With All My Love by Patricia Scanlon

The Mouse-Proof Kitchen by Saira Shah

The Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown

Waiting for Jules by Tamara N. Houston

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.

About Abigail Tarttelin

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Abigail Tarttelin is a writer, an actress, and the book editor for Phoenix magazine in the UK. She lives in London. Find out more at Sahar Delijani was born in Tehran's Evin Prison in 1983 and grew up in California, where she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has been published in a broad spectrum of literary journals and publications, including The Battered Suitcase, Tryst, Slice Magazine, Prick of the Spindle, Perigee, Border Hopping, Berkeley Poetry Review, and Sangam Review. She was nominated for the 2010 and 2011 Pushcart Prize and was for a time a regular contributor to Iran-Emrooz (Iran of Today) Political and Cultural Journal. She makes her home with her husband in Turin, Italy. Children of the Jacaranda Tree is her first novel. Find out more at Christina Schwarz is the author of three previous novels, including Oprah Book Club pick Drowning Ruth. Born and raised in rural Wisconsin, she lives in Southern California. Kate Morton, a native Australian, holds degrees in dramatic art and English literature. She lives with her family in Brisbane, Australia. Douglas Kennedy is the author of ten previous novels, including the international bestseller The Moment. His work has been translated into twenty-two languages, and in 2007 he received the French decoration of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Find out more at Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist living in Los Angeles. Before becoming a writer, she worked in entertainment and education. This is her first novel. Lucinda Riley is the #1 internationally bestselling author of The Orchid House and The Girl on the Cliff. Born in Ireland, she now lives in the English countryside and in France with her husband and four children. Karen Brown is the author of Little Sinners and Other Stories, which was named a Best Book of 2012 by Publishers Weekly, and Pins and Needles: Stories, which was the recipient of AWP’s Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. Her work has been featured in The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, The New York Times, and Good Housekeeping. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of South Florida. Saira Shah has won three Emmys for her films Unholy War, Beneath the Veil, and Death in Gaza. She has also written an autobiography, The Storyteller’s Daughter. Saira retired from filmmaking in 2003 and divides her time between the UK and France. Katja Millay grew up in Florida and graduated with a degree in film & television production from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She has worked as a television producer, and a film studies and screenwriting teacher. Currently she resides in Florida with her family. The Sea of Tranquility is her first book. Tamara N. Houston is managing partner of Roundtable Entertainment, one of Hollywood’s top artist management and media production companies. Under Houston’s leadership the company has expanded into the UK and started developing two television programs. She has been active on committees for national and international charities, including “First Star,” “Shine On Sierra Leone,” and “Braintrust.” Patricia Scanlan is the author of Forgive and Forget, Happy Ever After, and Love and Marriage, all international bestsellers. She lives in Dublin. Thomas Keneally began his writing career in 1964 and has published twenty-five novels since. They include Schindler’s List, which won the Booker Prize in 1982, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Confederates, and Gossip from the Forest, all of which were shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has also written several works of nonfiction, including his boyhood memoir Homebush Boy, The Commonwealth of Thieves, and Searching for Schindler. He is married with two daughters and lives in Sydney, Australia.
Published June 4, 2013 by Atria Books. 201 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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