Book Club - The Beach Trees

Deborah Harkness
Alex George
Ann Napolitano
William Deresiewicz
Jessica Spotswood
Geraldine Brooks
Brené Brown
Stephanie McAfee
Sophie Morgan
Tana French
Terry McMillan
Jen Lancaster
Geneen Roth
Julie Klam
Amy Kalafa
Ally Condie
Julia Cameron
Kate Marshall & David Marshall
Sylvia Day
Edited by Stacy Morrison, Julie Ross Godar & Rita Arens
Amor Towles
Jeremy Page
Dominique Browning
Karen White
Stephen Dau
Laura Moriarty
Laura Dave
Sapphire
Kim Edwards
Jeffrey Zaslow
Claire Bidwell Smith
Seré Prince Halverson
Eleanor Brown
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
Lisa Gardner
Linwood Barclay
Liane Moriarty
Gayle Forman
William D. Lassek, M.D. & Steven J.C. Gaulin, Ph.D.
Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams

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The Beach Trees

Curl Up With a Copy of The Beach Trees

The Beach Trees by Karen White is a fictional story based in Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana.  I jumped at the chance to read this book living in  Mississippi myself.  Read more >

The Beach Trees: Rebuilding More than a House [SPOILERS]

The Beach Trees is a book about three generations of women (or girls) who disappear, and the mysteries behind those disappearances.  Read more >

The Beach Trees: A Tribute to Renewal and Perserverance

In her thoughtfully written and heartwarming novels, Karen White always manages to introduce nuances and details of the culture she is trying to illuminate, and her new novel, The Beach Trees, is no exception (beach trees being a reference to the animal carvings made out of the dead trees destroyed by Hurricane Katrina).  Read more >

The Beach Trees: Moving On Doesn’t Mean Forgetting

Have you lost a loved one? I believe that those who have will really be able to connect with and find solace in The Beach Trees by Karen White. As a bereaved mother I could appreciate and relate to how the author described the main character Julie's experience of grief and loss, especially some of the physical ways we respond and feel when a loved one dies or you lose contact with them.  Read more >

Finding a Home After Heartbreak in The Beach Trees

For a lifelong West Coaster, I’m pretty obsessed with the South and New Orleans. I am drawn to the magic and romance of it, and I jumped at the chance to read a book that takes on the Gulf Coast. I imagined that reading The Beach Trees by Karen White would be the book version of eating beingets and listening to The Princess and The Frog soundtrack.  Read more >

Lost and Found: The Beach Trees

“Death and Loss, they plague you. So do memories. Like theMississippi’s incessant slap against the levees, they creep up with deceptive sweetness before grabbing your heart and pulling it under." - The Beach Trees by Karen White  Read more >

Why I Kept Karen White's The Beach Trees at an Emotional Arm's Length

Almost from the first page, I knew I was going to have problems with Karen White's The Beach Trees, although I couldn't put my finger on why. Maybe the heavy subject matter -- woman with severe emotional baggage loses friend, inherits child in post-Katrina New Orleans -- put me on edge. Since becoming a mom, anything with a kid and a terrible event basically destroys me.  Read more >

The Beach Trees: Rich in Atmosphere, Poor in Mystery

I crave beignets, po’boys, and gumbo. I long for a jaunt in a kayak, exploring the Gulf Coast in search of dolphins, black skimmers, and ibises. I imagine the trinkets tossed my way during a Mardi Gras parade, all due to Karen White's novel The Beach Trees.  Read more >

The Beach Trees: A Chilling Mystery in Disguise [SPOILERS]

 I was expecting something else when I dove into The Beach Trees by Karen White.  From the cover and the summary I expected a light summer read with a hint of mystery.  What I got instead was a book that had me anticipating and scrambling to make time so I could finish it.  Read more >

Skeletons and Self-discovery in The Beach Trees

Who doesn’t love a good “skeleton in the family closet” story, right? All families have them. The Guidry family of New Orleans is no different as Julie Holt, the main character in Karen White's The Beach Trees, discovers.  Read more >