Here’s a book you’ll want to push to the front of the TBR pile for your book club: Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank. The new novel by this New York Times bestselling novelist is the perfect summertime book club read -- set in the Isle of Palms, South Carolina, it tells the story of two couples who are dearest of friends. Over the decades, their friendship deepens and changes. I love this novel as a pick for my book club because the friendships in the novel remind me of the friendships in my own life. The challenges the couples encounter -- as married people, and as friends -- make me wonder how I might behave if faced with a similar situation. This is the stuff of the best book club conversations, in my experience.
Want to know more about this special book? Read an excerpt here. Watch Dorothea’s Facebook Live with Adriana Trigiani, author of the new novel Kiss Carlo. Check out the reading group guide here. See if the author is touring to a bookstore near you here. And don’t miss out on your chance to pre-order a signed hardcover copy, available from BN.com and BAMM.com while supplies last. Same Beach, Next Year is on sale May 16, 2017.