Jane Ubell-Meyer, Founder Of Bedside Reading, Shares Memorial Day Book Selections

Every Memorial Day since 2002, Jane Ubell-Meyer, founder of Bedside Reading has been placing books in the Hamptons — a complimentary amenity! While the company name has evolved, they are still at it, and ready for this season’s cool poolside reading. Hampton hotel partners, Southampton Inn, Marram Montauk, 1708 House, The Maidstone, Journey East Hampton, and Mill House Inn are all taking the plunge with the bestsellers.

Jane Ubell-Meyer, founder of Bedside Reading, shares her selections.

The Marriage Box by Corie Adjmi – Fiction

Casey Cohen, a Middle Eastern Jew, is sixteen in New Orleans in the 1970s when she gets into trouble and her parents decide to return to their roots, the Orthodox Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn. Casey is at first shocked by the culture, but then enticed by it when she meets Michael. Looking for love and a place to belong, she marries him at eighteen, believing she can adjust to Syrian ways. When Michael doesn’t want her to go to college and wants her to have a baby instead, Casey struggles against cultural expectations searching to find her way.

Karma Under Fire by Love Hudson-Maggio – Romantic Fiction

When an ultra-hip, Indian restaurateur, a beautiful, unattached Atlantan and the desires of two marriage crazed mothers collide during “wedding season” in Delhi, sparks fly and futures change – forever.

The Convention of Wives by Debra Green – Fiction

When Dina and Julia first meet they bond over frustrations with their husbands’ demanding schedules. But geography, time, and growing families make maintaining their friendship difficult and their relationship eventually falls apart. One of them is left to wonder why; the other has a secret. But neither of them knows that decisions made by family members decades earlier have set them on a collision course.

Life Is A Series of Unexpected Interruptions by Clark East – Memoir

The untold real-life story of how one bad decision destroyed his multimillionaire lifestyle. This is his story of the road back from prison to God, faith, and love. His poor choices ultimately gilded him to discover what is truly important in life.

The Lost Umbrellas of Lexington by Meredith Newman   –   Children’s

A children’s picture book about a New York City taxicab driver, Mr. Small who collects lost umbrellas left behind in his cab during rainy days. One evening, Mr. and Mrs. Small create a beautiful surprise out of all the lost umbrellas.

Death in the Cloud by E.J. Simon – Thriller

US nuclear missiles are minutes from Moscow. The only one who can stop them is Alex Nicholas – and he’s been dead for two years.

Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld – Fiction

A comedy writer thinks she’s sworn off love, until a dreamy pop star flips the script on all her assumptions — a hilarious, observant, and deeply tender novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Eligible, Rodham, and Prep.

The Guest by Emma Cline – Thriller

Summer is coming to a close on the East End of Long Island, and Alex is no longer welcome. A misstep at a dinner party, and the older man she’s been staying with dismisses her with a ride to the train station and a ticket back to the city. With few resources and a waterlogged phone, but gifted with an ability to navigate the desires of others, Alex stays on Long Island and drifts like a ghost through the hedged lanes, gated driveways, and sun-blasted dunes of a rarefied world that is, at first, closed to her.  Taut, propulsive, and impossible to look away from, Emma Cline’s “The Guest” is a spellbinding literary achievement.

Cheating Death by Dr. Rand McClain – Personal Growth / Wellness

In this golden age of medical discovery, cutting-edge treatments are emerging that increase longevity, stave off disease, and enhance our appearance and quality of life— our “healthspan.” But chances are, these advances are not readily available. Dr. Rand McClain takes a fresh approach to genetics, natural aging, and proactive medical treatments.

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