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Summer is ripe, and the time has come to dive into just the right book to pass the time while deepening your tan! Choose any of these books recommended by our friends at Diwan to spend a few hours in another world.

Cari Mora

by Thomas Harris

Twenty-five million dollars in cartel gold lies hidden beneath a mansion on the Miami Beach waterfront. Ruthless men have tracked it for years. Leading the pack is Hans-Peter Schneider.

Cari Mora, caretaker of the house, has escaped from the violence in her native country. Cari catches the eye of Hans-Peter as he closes in on the treasure. She must outwit this sadistic psychopath in this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of The Silence of the Lambs.

Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope

by Mark Manson

We are freer, healthier and wealthier than any people in human history, yet somehow everything seems to be irreparably and horribly f*cked. The planet is warming, governments are failing, economies are collapsing, and everyone is offended on Twitter. When we have access to technology, education and communication our ancestors couldn’t even dream of, why do so many of us have an overriding feeling of hopelessness?

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World

by Elif Shafak

For Leila, each minute after her death brings a sensuous memory: the taste of spiced goat stew, the sight of bubbling vats of lemon and sugar which women use to wax their legs, and the scent of cardamom coffee that she shares with a handsome student in the brothel where she works. Each memory, too, recalls the friends she made at each key moment in her life – friends who are now desperately trying to find her.

We Own the Sky

by Luke Allnutt

Rob Coates is a survivor. He’d thought he’d won the lottery of life – a beautiful home, an incredible wife Anna, and their precious son Jack, who makes every day an extraordinary adventure. But when tragedy befalls his family, Rob becomes his own worst enemy, pushing away all he holds dear. We Own the Sky is a stunningly honest reminder of life’s greatest gifts, showing how even a broken heart can learn to beat again.

The Lost Girls of Paris

by Pam Jenoff

1946, Manhattan. Grace Healey is rebuilding her life after losing her husband during the war. One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, she finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs – each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.

Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a ring of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war, and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances