Oprah's Essential Beach Reads & Accessories

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Oprah's Essential Beach Reads & Accessories

An elegant, suspenseful book by one of the masters of spy fiction.

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Colum is the author of the moment and his last book won the National Book Award.  This one takes you from era to era, from historical event to historical event, and then finally to the quiet, unknown women who hold it all together.
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Suffice it to say that between Fowler's humor, and her ability to make a monkey seem like a proper member of the family, she's hit a home run with this book.
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This the quintessential summer read, about friendship, youth, summer camp---and the way life takes you in unexpected directions.
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I was in a little bookstore somewhere, and the cover and title of this book intrigued me. This collection of short stories absolutely blew me away. The stories are gritty but romantic, sad but hopeful--like nothing else I've read. Wow.

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Definitely a statement piece, this great tote is perfect for the beach and you can load it with necessities.
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This may very well be the perfect beach towel: it’s large (40”x70”), plush yet quick drying and best of all, it features a clever woven canvas backing that repels sand.

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Nude sunglasses are a chic look, and it means that bright colors won’t be distracting from your sun-kissed skin, hair and face.
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This lightweight cotton cover up has colorful striped embroidery and cinched tassel-tie empire waist.  Great for quickly tossing on after a day at the beach.
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If your idea of a perfect summer romance is laying on the beach while falling in love with a great new book, look no further than O, The Oprah Magazine.

Leigh Haber, O's books editor, and Adam Glassman, the magazine's Creative Director, have come together to give us a list of their must-haves to ensure that we are beach ready for July 4th weekend.

From the best books of the summer to a beach towel that keeps that sand away, Oprah's team never lets us down.

Click through the gallery to see their expert picks!
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