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Feel the thrill of new romance and the adrenalin rush of pursuit. Whatever your mood, Gwinnett#s public libraries have just the book. Don#t know where to start? Pick up one of these summer hits for an enjoyable read.

All Over But the Shoutin' by Rick Bragg

This autobiography by Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg was Gwinnett County Public Library”s inaugural selection for Gwinnett Reads, the countywide reading event that took place this summer.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

One of the biggest selling novels this spring, Brown”s thriller offers an international murder mystery steeped in history. The fast-paced plot revolves around a clandestine religious society operating since the days of Christ. The Da Vinci Code makes for fun reading.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

An engaging story about an emotionally abused young woman from a South Carolina peach farm on the run with her family”s black servant during the 1960s. This sweet Southern Gothic is a well-told story of survivors.

A Taste of Reality by Kimberly Lawson Roby

Roby's latest novel examines workplace racism in contemporary society. The main character must find the strength to overcome obstacles and maintain relationships at work and home.

The Three Miss Margarets by Louise Shaffer

Another new Southern novel, this story is about three elderly white women in Georgia who share years of their lives and one old, dark secret. This well-crafted book is rich in character study.

The Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

With an eye for detail, Valdes-Rodriguez brings a lively, fun read about six young Latino women seeking love and job satisfaction.

The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

The author of this popular novel used to work for Vogue, and this story is about working for a fashion magazine. Fun, witty and amusing, The Devil Wears Prada was this summer's hot new chick literary title.