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Julie Metz, author of Perfection: A Memoir of Betrayal and Renewal

Julie Metz had seemingly the perfect life --- an adoring husband, a happy, spirited daughter, a lovely old house in a quaint suburban town --- but it was all a lie.

Beach Bag 2010

Whether your "beach" is on sand, your backyard deck, or a grassy meadow in the country, the summer months mean it's time for "beach reading." is celebrating the lazy days of summer reading with our Sixth Annual Beach Bag of Books feature and contests.