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One uni­ver­sal va­ca­tion in­dul­gence is un­in­ter­rupted read­ing, so claim a space in your home as your own pri­vate read­ing nook. It doesn’t have to be per­ma­nent or elab­o­rate—even the cor­ner of a spare room will do. If you can’t move a comfy chair to the spot, throw down mem­ory foam or a sleep­ing bag, blan­kets and a bunch of pil­lows. Or, if you have space out­doors, cre­ate a ca­bana by drap­ing a mos­quito net over your pa­tio um­brella. The fruity drink is op­tional.

In her de­but novel, Ann Y. K. Choi ex­plores the life of a Korean- Cana­dian teen who works in her par­ents’ va­ri­ety store, jug­gles crushes and suit­ors and tries to rec­on­cile her own am­bi­tions with those of her fam­ily. Kay’s Lucky Coin Va­ri­ety (Si­mon & Schus­ter) by Ann Y. K. Choi, $30,

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