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Looking for a good summer read? Your local library can help

Can't come up with something good to read? Consult a book review. "Book Page" magazine is available for you, free at your local library. It is billed as "America's Book Review," and contains items from various genres and formats, and has columns highlighting, books that are good for book clubs, author interviews, a cooking column, and a children's section.

The books highlighted below are just a few selections from the June "Book Page." "Forever Summer," by Jamie Brenner.

Marin Bishop has always played by the rules, and it's paid off: at twenty-eight she has a handsome fiancée, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and the hard-won admiration of her father. But one moment of weakness leaves Marin unemployed and alone, all in a single day.

Then a woman claiming to be Marin's half-sister shows up, and it's all Marin can do not to break down completely. Seeking escape, Marin agrees to a road trip to meet the grandmother she never knew she had. As the summer unfolds at her grandmother's quaint beachside B&B, it becomes clear that the truth of her half-sister is just the beginning of revelations that will change Marin's life forever.

"The Forever Summer" is a delicious page-turner and a provocative exploration of what happens when our notions of love, truth, and family are put to the ultimate test.

"The Identicals," by Elin Hilderbrand.

Identical twin sisters who couldn't look more alike... or live more differently.

Harper Frost is laid-back, easygoing. She doesn't care what anyone thinks of her. She likes a beer and a shot and wouldn't be caught dead wearing anything fashionable. She's inherited her father's rundown house on Martha's Vineyard, but she can't hold down a job, and her latest romantic disaster has the entire island talking.

Two beautiful islands, only 11 miles apart.

Tabitha Frost is dignified, refined. She prefers a fine wine and has inherited the impeccable taste of her mother, the iconic fashion designer Eleanor Roxie-Frost. She's also inherited her mother's questionable parenting skills--Tabitha's teenage daughter, Ainsley, is in full rebellion mode--and a flailing fashion boutique on Nantucket in desperate need of a cash infusion.

It's one unforgettable summer that will change their lives forever.

Library Happenings

A Book Discussion Group meets this Tuesday, July 18 at 3 p.m. in the main meeting room of the Detroit Lakes Public Library. This month's selection is Kathleen Rooney's "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk." All are welcome to attend this meeting.

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join us for Storytime on Thursday, July 20 and Saturday, July 22 at 10:30 am. A different theme is explored each week. Daycares and other large groups are asked to call ahead.

This week's Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World" event is "Kids Kind-Bomb the Library." Kids will get an opportunity to build a better world by spreading some kindness around the library. Fun for all ages.

Library Hours

The Detroit Lakes Public Library is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., holidays excepted. It is closed on Sundays.

For more information on Detroit Lakes Library services and programs, please call 218-847-2168 or visit your Library at 1000 Washington Ave.

Detroit Lakes Library is a branch of Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL), a consolidated public library system comprised of 13 branch libraries and nine LINK sites serving the residents of seven counties in northwest Minnesota. More information is available at