The debut novelist of the fantastic Seating Arrangements suggests bringing these books to your favorite seaside resort, though they may not exactly be light reading.
Maggie Shipstead grew up in Orange County, California. Her short fiction has appeared in Tin House, VQR, Glimmer Train, The Best American Short Stories, and other publications. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a recipient of the Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. Her debut novel is Seating Arrangements.