The Book of Summer

The Book of Summer

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"Physician Bess Codman has returned to her family's Nantucket compound, Cliff House, for the first time in four years. Her great-grandparents built Cliff House almost a century before, but due to erosion, the once-grand home will soon fall into the sea. Though she's purposefully avoided the island, Bess must now pack up the house and deal with her mother, a notorious town rabble-rouser, who refuses to leave. The Book of Summer unravels the power and secrets of Cliff House as told through the voices of Ruby Packard, a bright-eyed and idealistic newlywed on the eve of WWII, the home's definitive guestbook, and Bess herself. Bess's grandmother always said it was a house of women, and by the very last day of the very last summer at Cliff House, Bess will understand the truth of her grandmother's words in ways she never contemplated."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250070623
1250070627
Branch Call Number: F GABLE-M
Characteristics: 408 pages ; 25 cm

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1_Great_Book
Sep 28, 2017

This is the third book of Michelle Gable's that I have read. While the subject of erosion on Nantucket is worth exploring, I think it could be done in 300 pages or less. This book was at least 100 pages too long at over 400+. That being said, I enjoyed the characters and the danger of the house, but wouldn't have read it had I not had extra time.

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McAnnieG
Jul 01, 2017

A guest book for Cliff House family and friends to comment on their summer visits provides a link between four generations of women in one family.

This is a good story, but I found myself walking away from it after a short time which is very unlike me. The book is told using present tense though not first person which might have been part of the problem.

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