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Welcome to Beach Town - by Susan Wiggs

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"Beloved New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns with a compulsively readable tale of an idyllic California beach town forced to reckon with scandal when a high school valedictorian's speech reveals secrets that shake the town to its core"--



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Beloved New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs returns with a compulsively readable tale of an idyllic California beach town forced to reckon with scandal when a high school valedictorian's speech reveals secrets that shake the town to its core.

"Readers will savor sunny skies and perfect surf in this stunning new novel, but one thing is for sure: In this Beach Town, there is always more happening than meets the eye. Don't miss this expansive beauty of a summer book!" --Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Summer of Songbirds

Every town has its secrets...

In idyllic Alara Cove, a California beach town known for its sunny charm and chill surfer vibe, it's graduation day at the elite Thornton Academy. At Thornton, the students are the worldly and overindulged children who live in gated enclaves with spectacular views. But the class valedictorian is Nikki Graziola, a surfer's daughter who is there on scholarship. To the shock of everyone in the audience, Nikki veers off script while giving her commencement address and reveals a secret that breaks open the whole community. As her truth explodes into the light, Alara Cove will face a reckoning.

Nikki Graziola's accusation shakes the foundation of Alara Cove, pitting her against the wealthy family whose money runs the town. Her new notoriety sends Nikki into exile for years, where she finds fame--but not fortune--overseas as a competition surfer...until a personal tragedy compels her to return to Alara Cove.

As Nikki struggles to rebuild her future, she finds that the people of the town have not forgotten her. But time has changed Alara Cove, and old friendships, rivalries, and an unexpected romance draw her back into the life of the beach town she's never quite forgotten, and where joy and redemption may be possible after all.



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"A timely, unputdownable coming-of-age novel. Readers will be awed by this novel's flawless narrative. Fans of the prolific Wiggs and of strong women protagonists will stay up all night to finish this speeding bullet to the best-seller list."
-- Library Journal (starred review)

"What happens when you dream one thing and something else comes your way? This story is rich with life and danger, and ultimately, hope. Fans of Colleen Hoover will gobble it up." -- Barbara O'Neal, bestselling author of This Place of Wonder

"A Susan Wiggs novel is a masterclass in storytelling. Readers will savor sunny skies and perfect surf in this stunning new novel, but one thing is for sure: In this Beach Town, there is always more happening than meets the eye. Don't miss this expansive beauty of a summer book!" -- Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times bestselling author of The Summer of Songbirds

"The perfect beach read...full of surf, rediscovered love, and second chances." -- Booklist

"Wiggs writes with compassion and insight... This is another winner." -- Booklist on Sugar and Salt

"Compassionate and poignant... Hot-button issues from real-life events inspired Wiggs to write this complex, thought-provoking novel that depicts how the power of friendship and love can overcome heart-wrenching challenges." -- Shelf Awareness on Sugar and Salt

"Sugar and Salt is a touching and important read." -- Bookreporter.com

"Susan Wiggs and the words 'favorite writer' go together, and with Sugar and Salt she is at the top of her powers. She understands the tender dramas of everyday life, of friendship and family, of wanting something that might be just beyond reach--and then again might not. I loved her character Margot Salter, and my heart soared and broke and soared again to learn the secrets of her past and how they threaten her hard-won present. Susan writes so deliciously about food, love, and hope...she will make you believe in life's sweetness." -- Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Box

"A feel-good family saga... A charming tale about the silver linings of unwanted detours." -- People on The Lost and Found Bookshop


Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inches (W) x 1.2 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.05 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Sub-Genre: Friendship
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Number of Pages: 336
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Format: Hardcover
Author: Susan Wiggs
Language: English
Street Date: June 20, 2023
TCIN: 88017848
UPC: 9780062914163
Item Number (DPCI): 247-27-9258
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.2 inches length x 6.3 inches width x 9.1 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.05 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews
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An Entertaining Read

5 out of 5 stars
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Akbaird - 9 months ago
Nikki Graziola attends Thornton Academy on scholarship, so not coming from wealth. When her best friend/ classmate dies, the school sweeps his death investigation under the table. When Nikki makes her valedictorian speech, she decides to speak the truth, which exposes a deep dark secret at the school. How will the administration, parents, students, and the community take it? Will this put the schools’ reputation on the line? Will this be the beginning of the end for Nikki? A highly emotional book that looks at the implications of what happens when a shocking secret is exposed at a private school graduation. A wonderfully written book that weaves in important social issues as well as the struggles and effects of loss and grief into an engaging and entertaining story! Absolutely loved it! A great book for book clubs as this will lead to many great discussions!
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