Books | October 2020

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Santa Monica
By Cassidy Lucas (Harper Perennial)
The sun-kissed, wealthy residents of Santa Monica seem to inhabit real-life California dreams. But when fitness coach Zack Doheny is found dead on the floor of his gym, the tragedy shocks the elite community, especially those who’d worked with the charismatic trainer. As the narrative flashes back, it becomes clear things in this coastal paradise are not as glittering as they seem.
Leave the World Behind
By Rumaan Alam (Ecco)
A family travels to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a quiet vacation from New York City. Late one night, the owners of the rental home arrive in a panic with news that a sudden blackout has swept the city. But in this rural area—with the TV and internet now down, and no cellphone service—it’s hard to know what to believe.


Big Macs & Burgundy
By Vanessa Price and Adam Laukhuf (Abrams)
Wine pro Vanessa Price explains how to create your own pairings while proving you don’t necessarily need fancy foods to unlock the joys of wine. Price offers delightfully bold wine and food pairings alongside hilarious tales from her own unlikely journey as a Kentucky girl making it in the Big Apple and in the wine business.
Nothing Much Happens
By Kathryn Nicolai (Penguin)
Whether you struggle to fall sleep, wake up in the middle of the night, or are anxious as you move through the day, Nicolai offers bedtime stories as a healthy way to ease the mind before bed. Using her experience as a meditation and yoga teacher, Nicolai creates a world rich in sensory experience for you to slip into, quietly teaching mindfulness and self-compassion.