Beach Read

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Penguin, 2020 - Fiction - 384 pages
"A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters. Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast. They're polar opposites. In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block. Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She'll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he'll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. But as the summer stretches on, January discovers a gaping plot hole in the story she's been telling herself about her own life, and begins to wonder what other things she might have gotten wrong, including her ideas about the man next door"--
 

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User Review  - kevn57 - LibraryThing

2.5 stars not really my kind of book. To the author it's me not you, I enjoyed your writing . I love books about writers, books, libraries and bookstores but while a fan of rom-coms I really don't ... Read full review

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This book was so highly recommended over and over and over again for more than a year. Often, when this happens, it is hard for a book to live up to the hype. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this one ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
25
Section 4
36
Section 5
43
Section 6
50
Section 7
57
Section 8
69
Section 17
199
Section 18
214
Section 19
228
Section 20
245
Section 21
265
Section 22
286
Section 23
300
Section 24
312

Section 9
82
Section 10
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Section 11
109
Section 12
125
Section 13
146
Section 14
167
Section 15
173
Section 16
186
Section 25
330
Section 26
336
Section 27
348
Section 28
365
Section 29
369
Section 30
371
Section 31
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About the author (2020)

Emily Henry writes stories about love and family for both teens and adults. She studied creative writing at Hope College and the New York Center for Art & Media Studies, and now spends most of her time in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the part of Kentucky just beneath it. Find her on Instagram @EmilyHenryWrites.

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