Our guest today is New York Times bestselling author, Chevy Stevens. She’s the author of STILL MISSING, NEVER KNOWING, ALWAYS WATCHING, THAT NIGHT (a She Reads book club selection), and fifth and newly released novel, THOSE GIRLS. We loved taking a peek inside Chevy’s beach bag. And we think you will agree that her summer reading is on point.
I have a few books that have been waiting for me on my Kindle and I’m hoping to read them this summer during my annual family camping trip to Quadra Island, in British Columbia, Canada.
First up is GIRL ON THE TRAIN. I’ve heard great things but haven’t had time to read much more than the first couple of chapters, which were very intriguing.
I also want to finish FAMILY HISTORY by Dani Shapiro. I recently read her memoir SLOW MOTION and her book STILL WRITING and love her emotionally rich style.
I enjoy memoirs and devoured BORN WITH TEETH by Kate Mulgrew (aka Red on Orange is the New Black). It’s very well-written and fascinating.
Along those lines, I also finished JUST KIDS, Patti Smith’s book about her involvement with Robert Mapplethorpe, a famous artist who died of AIDS in the late eighties. It’s an intimate look into their love, loyalty, and friendship, spanning decades. It was very interesting to read about the art and musical scene of the sixties and seventies.
I also like anything that inspires me so I am hoping to read THE CREATIVE HABIT by Twyla Tharp.
And for fun, I want to read CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND by Kevin Kwan because I read CRAZY RICH ASIANS when it came out and it was the perfect beach read: decadent, funny, and romantic.
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Life has never been easy for the three Campbell sisters. Jess, Courtney, and Dani live on a remote ranch in Western Canada where they work hard and try to stay out of the way of their father’s temper. One night, a fight gets out of hand and the sisters are forced to go on the run, only to get caught in an even worse nightmare when their truck breaks down in a small town. As events spiral out of control they find themselves in a horrifying situation and are left with no choice but to change their names and create new lives.
Eighteen years later, they are still trying to forget what happened that summer. But when one of the sisters goes missing, followed closely by her niece, they are pulled back into the past. And this time there’s nowhere left to run.
With Those Girls Chevy Stevens presents her most visceral thriller yet: an unforgettable portrait of desperation, loyalty, and evil. A story of survival…and revenge.
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Chevy Stevens grew up on a ranch on Vancouver Island and still calls the island home. When she’s not working on her next book, she’s camping and canoeing with her husband in the local mountains.