The Summer We Read Gatsby
Publish date: May 31st 2011
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
When two estranged sisters inherit a Hamptons beach house, they search for fortune but find love instead. Cassie and Peck are half sisters with little in common beyond a shared last name--that is, until their beloved aunt Lydia bequeaths them equal shares of her ramshackle old cottage in the Hampton...
Slow to warm up to it, then I liked it in the middle, and not sure about the ending. But it was enjoyable and a quick read and has inspired me to go back and look at Gatsby again. It's also an interesting meditation on the role of art in some people's/family's lives.
The summer in which Danielle Ganek's novel takes place is not the summer in which half-sisters Cassie "Stella" and Pecksland "Peck" Moriarty read The Great Gatsby - that was seven years earlier, when both young women spent the season at the Southampton house of their eccentric, generous, and loving ...
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