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SUMMER READING


SUMMER READING
Just in time for your summer beach getaway, FLARE’s editors and contributors have tallied up their favourite books so you can sit under an umbrella shade and get lost in a little reading. Click on each book cover to read why we loved it.


Alice Waters and Chez Panisse


 
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse


A Thousand Splendid Suns


 
A Thousand Splendid Suns


Bel Canto


 
Bel Canto

 

Cat's Cradle


 
Cat’s Cradle


Diane Arbus


 
Diane Arbus


Eat Pray Love


 
Eat Pray Love

 

How to Be Single


 
How to Be Single


I Was Told There'd Be Cake


 
I Was Told There’d Be Cake


Love in the Time of Cholera


 
Love in the Time of Cholera

 

Stuck in Downward Dog


 
Stuck in Downward Dog


The End of the Alphabet


 
The End of the Alphabet


The Other Boleyn Girl


 
The Other Boleyn Girl

BOOK REVIEWS

Alice Waters and Chez Panisse


 
Alice Waters and Chez Panisse

Alice Waters and Chez Panisse
By Thomas McNamee
“You can’t help be inspired by Alice Waters’ story, who’s often credited with transforming the way we eat—with her focus on using seasonal, local ingredients. One warning, though: After reading this book, you will be adding ‘Eat at Chez Panisse’ to your life to-do list, so start saving up now!”

Karen Kwan
Associate Editor

 
 
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A Thousand Splendid Suns


 
A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns
By Khaled Hosseini
A Thousand Splendid Suns is a tragic and touching novel about what many Afghan women experience. The story, chronicling the reality of the Taliban rule mixed with undying friendship and love, will linger in your mind long after your beach holiday.”

Emily Huggard
Copy Researcher

 
 
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Bel Canto


 
Bel Canto

Bel Canto
By Ann Patchett
“It is the most beautiful, bizarre love story. When you get to the part where he says, “Je t’aime,” you’ll understand why.”

Stevie Gorrie
Art Designer

 
 
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Cat's Cradle


 
Cat’s Cradle

Cat’s Cradle
By Kurt Vonnegut
Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut is my favourite summer read because it’s full of satire and absurdities and truth. And where else can words such as wampeter, foma and granfalloon seem normal?”

Laura Flanagan
Assistant Copy Editor

 
 
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Diane Arbus


 
Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus
By Patricia Bosworth
“Just read this fascinating bio about Diane Arbus—a famous photographer who basically grew up in the New York fashion scene—but shortly took her life in the 70’s…very interesting stuff about the early days of department store rivalry in NYC (as her family owned one).”

Amanda Virtanen
General Manager, flare.com

 
 
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Eat Pray Love


 
Eat Pray Love

Eat Pray Love
By Elizabeth Gilbert
“Elizabeth Gilbert’s touching memoir takes you on a journey that will have you both laughing and crying at the same time. Both heartbreaking and humourous, above all else Eat Pray Love is filled with raw and spiritual insight on the things that truly matter in life…”

Martina Stritesky
Marketing & Promotions Associate

 
 
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How to Be Single


 
How to Be Single

How to Be Single
By Liz Tuccillo
“For a lighter read, Liz Tuccillo’s How to Be Single is fun. Tuccillo (co-writer of He’s Just Not That Into You and former writer on Sex and the City) travels the world and takes stock of how different women in different cultures navigate their single lives.”

Tracy Picha
Managing Editor

 
 
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I Was Told There'd Be Cake


 
I Was Told There’d Be Cake

I Was Told There’d Be Cake
By Sloane Crosley
“The book consists of essays written by author Sloane Crosley—a New York–based publicist in her mid-20s. She writes about growing up, living in New York, relationships, etc. in a clever, humourous style that made me want to keep reading. I would definitely recommend it!”

Janna Zittrer
Montreal Correspondent

 
 
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Love in the Time of Cholera


 
Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera
By Gabriel Garcia Marquez
“This is the kind of book you want buy in hardcover. Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez paints the perfect love story that will make you feel like you’re sitting under an almond tree on a mid-summer’s night awaiting a long lost love.”

Zdenka Turecek
Editor, flare.com

 
 
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Stuck in Downward Dog


 
Stuck in Downward Dog

Stuck in Downward Dog
By Chantel Simmons
Stuck in Downward Dog by Chantel Simmons gives you all the pleasure of chick-lit without the guilty brain fuzz that usually accompanies that genre. It’s believable and completely fun—the perfect light read for poolside lounging.”

Denise Wild
Contributing Editor

 
 
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The End of the Alphabet


 
The End of the Alphabet

The End of the Alphabet
By CS Richardson
The End of the Alphabet is a brief and unconventional love story that will take you on a witty adventure around the globe…even if you’re staying home this summer!”

Megan Kirkwood
Editorial Production Coordinator

 
 
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The Other Boleyn Girl


 
The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl
By Philippa Gregory
“I can’t think of a better summer beach read than The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. The film, starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson as the Boleyn sisters, did no justice to this engrossing page turner. It gave a fascinating look into a world that I knew little about.”

Lisa Tant
Editor-in-Chief

 
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