All the Summer Girls
Donohue, the author of the bestselling novel How to Eat a Cupcake, is a master of literary fiction; her skill is demonstrated in this absorbing and moving second novel.Set among the sunsets and dunes, All the Summer Girls is the story of how three former best friends, their lives rapidly... show more
Donohue, the author of the bestselling novel How to Eat a Cupcake, is a master of literary fiction; her skill is demonstrated in this absorbing and moving second novel.Set among the sunsets and dunes, All the Summer Girls is the story of how three former best friends, their lives rapidly unraveling, are reunited at the beach town of their past--where the ambience of summer encourages them to explore new experiences they would never otherwise attempt.When dark secrets threaten to surface, Kate, Vanessa, and Dani begin to realize just how much their lives--and friendships--have been shaped by the choices they made one fateful summer night years ago. In the hope of finally moving forward, the women turn to one another for forgiveness--but how can they forgive each other when they can't forgive themselves?Meg Donohue is a phenomenal talent, and fans of Sarah Pekkanen, Susan Mallery, and Catherine McKenzie, will be enthralled by this rich and detailed novel about women, relationships, and forgiveness.
Publish date: May 21st 2013
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 264
Edition language: English
From Goodreads: In Philadelphia, good girl Kate is dumped by her fiance the day she learns she is pregnant with his child. In New York City, beautiful stay-at-home mom Vanessa is obsessively searching the Internet for news of an old flame. And in San Francisco, Dani, the aspiring writer who can't se...
Initial reaction: I'm not a fan of the narrative style, and there are many contemplative sections between three different POVs that make the narrative more sluggish than it ought to have been, but surprisingly...I liked this. The story came together much better than I expected, and I'd say it'd appe...
All the Summer Girls is a pretty quick read just in time for summer. At it's heart, it's about 3 women who each hold a secret about the summer Kate's brother, Colin, died. Those events 8 years earlier have shaped their lives. They all believe that their secret contributed to his death in some wa...
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I received the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. It is a part of the TLC book tour, published on http://www.ireadabookonce.com on May 30, 2013.I wasn’t enamored of this book. Its plot is simple. Three twenty-nine-year-old women, best friends since kindergarten, are at the cro...