In these and seven other stories, The Beach Book gathers a seminal selection of fiction set on beaches around this big blue globe. Internationally acclaimed authors like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isaac Bashevis Singer, as well as emerging voices such as Anthony Doerr and Frederick Reiken, have all written eloquently about the sea's siren song. Why does the beach seem to promise nothing short of paradise on earth? The Beach Book is completely waterproof. Put it right in your tote bag along with your sunscreen and beach ball. It's the perfect companion for a day of sand and surf.
The Shell Collector by Anthony Doerr
The Boy Who Talked to Animals by Roald Dahl
Live Life King-sized by Hester Kaplan
The Cove by Gina Berriault
The Royal Palms by Matthew Klam
The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World by Gabriel García Márquez