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Need A Beach Read? Hastings Bookshop Highlights Popular Summer Picks

Amada Abad, owner of Galapagos Books, with Brandon Stanton, author of Humans of New York.
Amada Abad, owner of Galapagos Books, with Brandon Stanton, author of Humans of New York. Photo Credit: Submitted
Galapagos Books in Hastings.
Galapagos Books in Hastings. Photo Credit: Submitted

HASTINGS, N.Y. -- Looking for a good beach read just in time for the July 4 holiday?

Amada Abad, owner of Galapagos Books in Hastings suggests the following:

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins : A suspenseful novel about what one commuter sees (or thinks she sees) on the train.

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt: Now out in paperback, this novel, about the life story of a boy named Theodore "Theo" Decker and his adventures in New York City and Las Vegas.

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown: The story of nine Americans and their quest for gold at the 1938 Berlin Olympics.

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr: Set in occupied France during World War II, the novel centers on a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths cross.

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah: The story of two sisters, their very different lives and the choices made in the midst of World War II.

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