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Summer That Melted Everything (Reprint) (Paperback) (Tiffany Mcdaniel)

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The devil comes to Ohio in Tiffany McDaniel's breathtaking and heartbreaking literary debut novel, The Summer That Melted Everything.

*Winner of The Guardian's 2016 "Not the Booker" Prize *Goodreads Choice Award nominee for "Best Fiction" and "Best Debut"

“A wonderfully original, profoundly unsettling, deeply moving novel that delivers both the shock of fully realized reality and the deep resonance of parable...A remarkable debut.” —Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

“A haunting Appalachian Gothic novel that calls into question the nature of good and evil.” —Akron Beacon Journal

Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil.

Sal seems to appear out of nowhere - a bruised and tattered thirteen-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he's welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he's a runaway from a nearby farm town.

When word spreads that the devil has come to Breathed, not everyone is happy to welcome this self-proclaimed fallen angel. Murmurs follow him and tensions rise, along with the temperature as an unbearable heat wave rolls into town right along with him. As strange accidents start to occur, riled by the feverish heat, some in the town start to believe that Sal is exactly who he claims to be. While the Bliss family wrestle with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 310
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Tiffany Mcdaniel
Language: English
Street Date: July 3, 2017
TCIN: 51626619
UPC: 9781250131676
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-0953
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overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars, see all reviews

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Great Debut!

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4 out of 5 stars
diaryofaclosetreader 1 year ago
I've spent the entire weekend finishing THE SUMMER THAT MELTED EVERYTHING and it was intense! It's such an intriguing story that will have you sucked in from the very beginning. The final few pages had me on edge! It's dark and hard to get through at times because of how intense it gets, but I'm def...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Phenomenal writing!

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5 out of 5 stars
Ron 1 year ago
A gripping story that has shaken me to my core. I can't believe this is a debut. Phenomenal writing that had me in tears more than once. This book is in my top ten books for not just this year, but of all time. A really special story that hits close to home.
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Amazing Debut!

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5 out of 5 stars
Tabbycat 1 year ago
Wow! By far one of the best novels I've ever read. The writing was beautiful and poetic. This one is destined to become a classic.
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Great Book!

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5 out of 5 stars
Sam 1 year ago
I haven't read a book like this. The writing alone was so poetic and beautiful, my jaw was on the floor. I didn't want it to end. And then there was the story that was so heartbreaking and powerful. It's a captivating story that will be with me for a very long time and I'll be recommending it for a ...see moreof the reviewer's review
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The Summer that Melted Everything

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5 out of 5 stars
mdrengacs 1 year ago
By far my favorite book of all time. The topics discussed in this book are incredible. Tiffany really did such a wonderful job of unfolding all of the characters that you will miss them once you are finished reading. An absolute must read!
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