The Inn at Lake Devine, by Elinor Lipman
“I read this punchy romantic comedy while finding the courage to leave my job as an attorney. The story, which centers on a Jewish girl’s fixation on an anti-Semitic hotel in Vermont, stayed in my mind and heart and filled me with the notion of becoming a writer: I can do this, I thought while turning every page. At the very least, I have to try.”
Recommended by Emily Giffin, the author of Where We Belong ($16, amazon.com), as well as five other novels.
To buy: $15, amazon.com.