Masks are Required in the Library

by order of the Town of Andover Select Board, September 13, 2021

Memorial Hall Library

Beach Reads Without A Wait for Summer 2021

Planning a beach trip? You'll need sunscreen, towels, and of course, plenty to read. (Just make sure to keep library books dry!) But if you want to go to the beach this weekend, you don't have time to wait for one of this summer's most popular books to come in. How about one of last  summer's most popular books that maybe you didn't get around to reading last year? You should be able to get your hands on one of these titles without a wait. (You can also check out last summer's list of beach reads without a wait--there are still probably some great 2019 titles you haven't read yet, too!)

Florence Adler swims forever
Florence Adler swims forever
by Rachel Beanland

Renting out their 1934 Atlantic City home and crowding into the apartment above their bakery with their daughters and a mysterious emigrée, a family constructs an elaborate web of lies to cover up a devastating tragedy. 
The bucket list : a novel
The bucket list : a novel
by Georgia Clark

A young woman with a bustling life discovers she carries the gene for breast cancer and decides to tick off items on a "boob bucket list" before a double mastectomy. By the author of The Regulars.
Dominicana
Dominicana
by Angie Cruz

 The award-winning author of Soledad draws on her mother’s story in a tale set in a turbulent 1960s Dominican Republic, where a young teen agrees to marry a man twice her age to help her family’s immigration to America.
You had me at hola : a novel
You had me at hola : a novel
by Alexis Daria

Rendered the subject of tabloid gossip by a messy public breakup, soap star Jasmine takes a part in a new bilingual comedy at the side of a telenovela costar who would revitalize his career. 
Party of two
Party of two
by Jasmine Guillory

Going against her better judgement, LA lawyer Olivia Monroe secretly starts dating a hotshot junior senator until their romance is made public and her life falls under intense media scrutiny, jeopardizing everything.
Boyfriend material
Boyfriend material
by Alexis J. Hall

Fabricating a respectable relationship with a man with whom he shares nothing in common when his rock-star father’s comeback leads to unwanted attention, Luc stages publicity-friendly dates that become complicated by all-too-real feelings. 
The secret stealers : a novel
The secret stealers : a novel
by Jane Healey

When she is recruited into the Office of Strategic Services by a family friend and legendary WWI hero, young widow and brilliant French teacher Anna Cavanaugh risks everything to help liberate France from the shadows of occupation and free herself from the shadows of her former life. 
The most fun we ever had
The most fun we ever had
by Claire Lombardo

The four adult daughters of two Chicago parents who have been madly in love for decades recklessly ignite old rivalries, until a long-buried secret threatens to shatter the lives they built.
Oona out of order
Oona out of order
by Margarita Montimore

A young woman destined to wake up on her birthday to a random year in her life struggles through an out-of-order existence to reconcile her inner youth with the realities of shifting external identities, appearances and period norms. 
Mexican Gothic
Mexican Gothic
by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

A reimagining of the classic gothic suspense novel follows the experiences of a courageous socialite in 1950s Mexico who is drawn into the treacherous secrets of an isolated mansion. By the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow.
All adults here
All adults here
by Emma Straub

A matriarch confronts the legacy of her parenting mistakes while her adult children navigate respective challenges in high standards and immaturity, before a teen granddaughter makes a courageous decision to tell the truth. By the best-selling author of Modern Lovers.
The break-up book club
The break-up book club
by Wendy Wax

Four very different women leading very different lives, with the help of books, laughter and friendship, find the courage to seek their own versions of happily-ever-after. 
Big summer : a novel
Big summer : a novel
by Jennifer Weiner

When a friend she has not spoken to since the fight that ended their friendship six years earlier asks her to be her maid of honor, Daphne Berg confronts the dynamics of friendship and forgiveness during the increasingly disastrous wedding.
The lost and found bookshop : a novel
The lost and found bookshop : a novel
by Susan Wiggs

Inheriting her mother’s San Francisco bookshop in the wake of a tragedy, Natalie bonds with her ailing grandfather and hires a contractor to perform repairs before unexpected discoveries connect her to the community and family secrets.