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Summer reading: Our picks for books to take to the beach

READING ON THE BEACH

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Zelda Caldwell - published on 06/27/18

You are in for a treat: Aleteia writers recommend books to help you escape, even if only to the back yard.

Whether you are off to some relaxing getaway this summer or staying home, you are going to want to be prepared with the perfect book for your escape from the ordinary. Aleteia’s writers are here to assist you with their selections for books that variously amuse, inspire, and, most importantly, will leave you feeling refreshed, as if you’ve journeyed to a new land, and returned with a new perspective on life.

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