With glowing blurbs from George Saunders and Mary Karr, I couldn’t wait to dive into this debut, although the central event of the story—the Tour de France—is not something that has previously sparked my interest. Consider that indifference over. From page one, Joe Mungo Reed will make you a cycling convert with his ability to convey the often quiet beauty, struggle, and competition of the sport. While the stages of the Tour keep the wheels of the plot spinning, it is the portrait of two ambitious people trying to work through the shades of grey in the choices they make in the pursuit of their dreams and the unfolding of their marriage that will keep you turning the pages. … [Read more...] about The Best Summer Beach Reads of 2018
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Thirty miles south of Columbus, this two-bedroom home is set on 11 blissful acres, which offer plenty of room for outdoor entertaining. Fortunately, the current owners have done all the work, maintaining a private beach and Tiki hut. A wraparound porch further capitalizes on the wooded views. … [Read more...] about Raise a Mai Tai: These 9 Homes With Tiki Bars Are Lit!
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