Before we know it, summertime will be here and some of us will be taking off to other places on our vacations. Maybe to another continent , maybe to somewhere else in the United States or maybe to a beach closer to home. Wherever you might be going – why not get in the mood with a book whose setting is the place to where you are headed?
Here are some suggestions for books that take place in a few destinations far and wide. If your vacation spot isn’t mentioned here, come into the library and ask a librarian to suggest some books especially for wherever your fancy is taking you. And if you’re staying home, come in anyway and find a book that can take you anywhere you wish!
If you’re going to …Italy
The Food of Love by Anthony Capella
Enchanted by Italy’s rich culture, first-time American visitor Laura finds herself falling for the handsome Tomasso, who woos her with magnificent meals and hides the fact that shy, enamored Bruno is actually the chef.
If you’re going to… Australia
The Dry by Jane Harper
Receiving a sinister anonymous note after his best friend’s suspicious death, federal agent Aaron Falk is forced to confront the fallout of a twenty-year-old false alibi against a backdrop of the worst drought Melbourne has seen in a century
If you’re going to …Alaska
Every Body on Deck by G. A. McKevett
Eagerly accepting a security detail job on a luxurious Alaskan cruise to protect a famed mystery writer, Savannah Reid tackles a particularly dramatic case when her charge inexplicably flees the ship and is killed in a suspicious accident
If you’re going to …Japan
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
In early 1900s Korea, prized daughter Sunja finds herself pregnant and alone, bringing shame on her family until a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and move with her to Japan, in the saga of one family bound together as their faith and identity are called into question.
If you’re going to …Scotland
The House Between Tides by Sarah Maine
Leaving a strained marriage to return to her ancestral home in Scotland, Hetty discovers human remains beneath a basement floorboard and uncovers the century-old story of an unfaithful painter and a wife who went missing under mysterious circumstances.
-posted by Sonia, Reference Services