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The Summer Place - by Jennifer Weiner

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of That Summer comes another heartfelt and unputdownable novel of family, secrets, and the ties that bind.

When her twenty-two-year-old stepdaughter announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, Sarah Danhauser is shocked. But the wheels are in motion. Headstrong Ruby has already set a date (just three months away!) and spoken to her beloved safta, Sarah's mother Veronica, about having the wedding at the family's beach house in Cape Cod. Sarah might be worried, but Veronica is thrilled to be bringing the family together one last time before putting the big house on the market.

But the road to a wedding day usually comes with a few bumps. Ruby has always known exactly what she wants, but as the wedding date approaches, she finds herself grappling with the wounds left by the mother who walked out when she was a baby. Veronica ends up facing unexpected news, thanks to her meddling sister, and must revisit the choices she made long ago, when she was a bestselling novelist with a different life. Sarah's twin brother, Sam, is recovering from a terrible loss, and confronting big questions about who he is--questions he hopes to resolve during his stay on the Cape. Sarah's husband, Eli, who's been inexplicably distant during the pandemic, confronts the consequences of a long ago lapse from his typical good-guy behavior. And Sarah, frustrated by her husband, concerned about her stepdaughter, and worn out by challenges of life during quarantine, faces the alluring reappearance of someone from her past and a life that could have been.

When the wedding day arrives, lovers are revealed as their true selves, misunderstandings take on a life of their own, and secrets come to light. There are confrontations and revelations that will touch each member of the extended family, ensuring that nothing will ever be the same.

From "the undisputed boss of the beach read" (The New York Times), The Summer Place is a testament to family in all its messy glory; a story about what we sacrifice and how we forgive. Enthralling, witty, big-hearted, and sharply observed, this is Jennifer Weiner's love letter to the Outer Cape and the power of home, the way our lives are enriched by the people we call family, and the endless ways love can surprise us.



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"Weiner has made a major literary career out of writing engrossing popular novels that take women seriously. One of Weiner's signature strengths as a writer is her ability to realistically depict how people change in body and soul...Weiner writes incisively, yet with restraint... That Summer is a compelling, nuanced novel about the long, terrible aftermath of sexual assault and the things that can be stolen from women that can never be fully restored. But, because it's a Jennifer Weiner novel, it's no polemic. It's empowering in its own way. Weiner seems to steadfastly believe in the saving grace of humor, the ability of time to open up possibilities and the strength of female friendship. Me, too."-- "Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post"

"A page turner about lost opportunities and decades-old secrets."-- "New York Post"

"A thought-provoking and timely book."-- "Seattle Book Review"

"Like many of Weiner's works, the novel explores themes of femininity and motherhood, but it's the book's tackling of the #MeToo movement through more than one complicit character that sets it apart."-- "Shondaland"

"This one will solve all your 'I can't get into any book right now' problems."-- "TheSkimm"

Praise for That Summer:

"Weiner, the undisputed boss of the beach read, is back with another stunner."-- "New York Times"

"Fun and flirty."-- "PopSugar"

"Jennifer Weiner's beachy books are basically a staple of the season, and this is no exception. This twisty novel about female friendship will make the hours fly by."-- "Good Housekeeping"

"The summer wouldn't be complete without an aptly-titled novel from Jennifer Weiner."-- "Marie Claire"

"Weiner follows up Big Summer with another emotionally charged drama, this one centered on a #MeToo reckoning. Weiner's writing is infused with evocative depictions... [and her] legions of fans will applaud this emotionally affecting and often surprising story."-- "Publishers Weekly"

"Weiner's ability to take a complex, painful situation and spin it into an engaging, thoughtful story about women's inner lives is showcased throughout this novel. The beautiful beachside settings and aspirational lifestyles that women's fiction readers gravitate toward are on full display, but the depth of the story is what shines. A likely summer blockbuster, this will have readers looking forward to the third volume in trilogy."-- "Library Journal"

"Weiner's storytelling skill is such that she paints an uncompromising, complicated portrait of the insidious dangers of the patriarchy that is also a lot of fun to read. Weiner's latest is a summer banger with a ripped-from-the headlines plot, which is sure to garner lots of attention."-- "Booklist (starred)"

"Your ideal beach read, full of secrets and complicated female friendships."-- "Cosmopolitan"



About the Author



Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighteen books, including Big Summer, Mrs. Everything, Good in Bed, and an essay collection, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and a frequent contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 432
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: Atria Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Language: English
Street Date: May 10, 2023
TCIN: 84226306
UPC: 9781501133572
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-0839
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.07 inches length x 6 inches width x 9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.365 pounds
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
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5 out of 5 stars
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lindseymc - 11 months ago
Loved it! Fun vacation read by one of my favorite authors.
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Intriguing beach read

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Terr - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
When a grandmother agrees to host a family wedding at her home on Cape Cod, the lives of family members turn out to be intertwined in quite unexpected ways. Interesting interactions keep the reader engaged. A terrific beach read.
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Great Summer Read!

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Hrozie - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Jen did it again! Interesting, fun, easy read! Like listening to your best friend talk about her family!
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