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Last Summer
  • Author : Kerry Lonsdale
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN : 6143583838
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • Lifestyle journalist Ella Skye remembers every celebrity she interviewed, every politician she charmed between the sheets, and every socialite who eyed her with envy. The chance meeting with her husband, Damien; their rapid free fall into love; and their low-key, intimate wedding are all locked in her memory. But what she can't remember is the tragic car accident that ripped her unborn child from her. Ella can't even recall being pregnant.

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    Chronicle of a Last Summer
  • Author : Yasmine El Rashidi
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780770437312
  • Reader Reviews : 100
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A young Egyptian woman recounts her personal and political coming of age in this brilliant debut novel. Cairo, 1984. A blisteringly hot summer. A young girl in a sprawling family house. Her days pass quietly: listening to a mother’s phone conversations, looking at the Nile from a bedroom window, watching the three state-sanctioned TV stations with the volume off, daydreaming about other lives. Underlying this claustrophobic routine is mystery and loss. Relatives mutter darkly about the newly-appointed President Mubarak. Everyone talks with melancholy about the past. People disappear overnight. Her own father has left, too—why, or to where, no one will say. We meet her across three decades, from youth to adulthood: As a six-year old absorbing the world around her, filled with questions she can’t ask; as a college student and aspiring filmmaker pre-occupied with love, language, and the repression that surrounds her; and then later, in the turbulent aftermath of Mubarak’s overthrow, as a writer exploring her own past. Reunited with her father, she wonders about the silences that have marked and shaped her life. At once a mapping of a city in transformation and a story about the shifting realities and fates of a single Egyptian family, Yasmine El Rashidi’s Chronicle of a Last Summer traces the fine line between survival and complicity, exploring the conscience of a generation raised in silence.

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    The Last Summer (of You and Me)
  • Author : Ann Brashares
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN : 9781594483080
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares comes her first adult novel In the town of Waterby on Fire Island, the rhythms and rituals of summer are sacrosanct: the ceremonial arrivals and departures by ferry; yacht club dinners with terrible food and breathtaking views; the virtual decree against shoes; and the generational parade of sandy, sun-bleached kids, running, swimming, squealing, and coming of age on the beach. Set against this vivid backdrop, The Last Summer (of You and Me) is the enchanting, heartrending story of a beach-community friendship triangle and summertime romance among three young adults for whom summer and this place have meant everything. Sisters Riley and Alice, now in their twenties, have been returning to their parents’ modest beach house every summer for their entire lives. Petite, tenacious Riley is a tomboy and a lifeguard, always ready for a midnight swim, a gale-force sail, or a barefoot sprint down the beach. Beautiful Alice is lithe, gentle, a reader and a thinker, and worshipful of her older sister. And every summer growing up, in the big house that overshadowed their humble one, there was Paul, a friend as important to both girls as the place itself, who has now finally returned to the island after three years away. But his return marks a season of tremendous change, and when a simmering attraction, a serious illness, and a deep secret all collide, the three friends are launched into an unfamiliar adult world, a world from which their summer haven can no longer protect them. Ann Brashares has won millions of fans with her blockbuster series, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, in which she so powerfully captured the emotional complexities of female friendship and young love. With The Last Summer (of You and Me), she moves on to introduce a new set of characters and adult relationships just as true, endearing, and unforgettable. With warmth, humor, and wisdom, Brashares makes us feel the excruciating joys and pangs of love—both platonic and romantic. She reminds us of the strength and sting of friendship, the great ache of loss, and the complicated weight of family loyalty. Thoughtful, lyrical, and tremendously moving, The Last Summer (of You and Me) is a deeply felt celebration of summer and nostalgia for youth.

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    The Last Summer (of You and Me)
  • Author : Ann Brashares
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781440637469
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares comes her first adult novel In the town of Waterby on Fire Island, the rhythms and rituals of summer are sacrosanct: the ceremonial arrivals and departures by ferry; yacht club dinners with terrible food and breathtaking views; the virtual decree against shoes; and the generational parade of sandy, sun-bleached kids, running, swimming, squealing, and coming of age on the beach. Set against this vivid backdrop, The Last Summer (of You and Me) is the enchanting, heartrending story of a beach-community friendship triangle and summertime romance among three young adults for whom summer and this place have meant everything. Sisters Riley and Alice, now in their twenties, have been returning to their parents’ modest beach house every summer for their entire lives. Petite, tenacious Riley is a tomboy and a lifeguard, always ready for a midnight swim, a gale-force sail, or a barefoot sprint down the beach. Beautiful Alice is lithe, gentle, a reader and a thinker, and worshipful of her older sister. And every summer growing up, in the big house that overshadowed their humble one, there was Paul, a friend as important to both girls as the place itself, who has now finally returned to the island after three years away. But his return marks a season of tremendous change, and when a simmering attraction, a serious illness, and a deep secret all collide, the three friends are launched into an unfamiliar adult world, a world from which their summer haven can no longer protect them. Ann Brashares has won millions of fans with her blockbuster series, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, in which she so powerfully captured the emotional complexities of female friendship and young love. With The Last Summer (of You and Me), she moves on to introduce a new set of characters and adult relationships just as true, endearing, and unforgettable. With warmth, humor, and wisdom, Brashares makes us feel the excruciating joys and pangs of love—both platonic and romantic. She reminds us of the strength and sting of friendship, the great ache of loss, and the complicated weight of family loyalty. Thoughtful, lyrical, and tremendously moving, The Last Summer (of You and Me is a deeply felt celebration of summer and nostalgia for youth.

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    The Last Summer
  • Author : Judith Kinghorn
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9781101596296
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • I was almost seventeen when the spell of my childhood was broken...It was the beginning of summer and, unbeknown to any of us then, the end of a belle epoque... In July of 1914, innocent, lovely Clarissa Granville lives with her parents and three brothers in the idyllic isolation of Deyning Park, a grand English country house, where she whiles away her days enjoying house parties, country walks and tennis matches. Clarissa is drawn to Tom Cuthbert, the housekeeper's handsome son. Though her parents disapprove of their upstairs-downstairs friendship, the two are determined to see each other, and they meet in secret to share what becomes a deep and tender romance. But soon the winds of war come to Deyning, as they come to all of Europe. As Tom prepares to join the front lines, neither he nor Clarissa can envision what lies ahead of them in the dark days and years to come. Nor can they imagine how their love will be tested, or how they will treasure the memory of this last, perfect summer.

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    Last Summer in the City
  • Author : Gianfranco Calligarich
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN : 9780374600167
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The first novel from award-winning author Gianfranco Calligarich to be published in English, Last Summer in the City is a witty and despairing classic of Italian literature. Biting, tragic, and endlessly quotable, this translated edition features an introductory appreciation from longtime fan New York Times bestselling author André Aciman. In a city smothering under the summer sun and an overdose of la dolce vita, Leo Gazarra spends his time in an alcoholic haze, bouncing between run-down hotels and the homes of his rich and well-educated friends, without whom he would probably starve. At thirty, he’s still drifting: between jobs that mean nothing to him, between human relationships both ephemeral and frayed. Everyone he knows wants to graduate, get married, get rich—but not him. He has no ambitions whatsoever. Rather than toil and spin, isn’t it better to submit to the alienation of the Eternal City, Rome, sometimes a cruel and indifferent mistress, sometimes sweet and sublime? There can be no half measures with her, either she’s the love of your life or you have to leave her. First discovered by Natalia Ginzburg, Last Summer in the City is a forgotten classic of Italian literature, a great novel of a stature similar to that of The Great Gatsby or The Catcher in the Rye. Gianfranco Calligarich’s enduring masterpiece has drawn comparisons to such writers as Truman Capote, Ernest Hemingway, and Jonathan Franzen and is here made available in English for the first time.

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    I Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Author : Lois Duncan
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780316182621
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Coming to Amazon Prime as a series on October 15th, 2021! Four teens fight to outsmart a killer who intends to avenge a young boy's death in this suspenseful thriller that inspired the classic horror film. After a party, four teens are in a hit-and-run accident that results in a young boy's death. Unable to deal with the consequences, they leave the body behind, and make an anonymous phone call to the police, tipping them off. The group makes a secret pact to bury the memory of that night and never speak of it again, but when one of the girls receives a note that reads "I know what you did last summer," their dark lie is unearthed. With twists and turns at every corner, they'll have to fight to stay steps ahead of a killer determined to make them pay.

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    Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
  • Author : Elyssa Friedland
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780593199732
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A Good Morning America Buzz Pick A Can’t-Miss Beach Read For Summer 2021 from The Skimm A Best Beach Read of 2021 from Bustle A Best Summer Read of 2021 from PopSugar A family reunion for the ages when two clans convene for the summer at their beloved getaway in the Catskills—perfect for fans of Dirty Dancing and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel—from the acclaimed author of The Floating Feldmans. In its heyday, The Golden Hotel was the crown jewel of the hotter-than-hot Catskills vacation scene. For more than sixty years, the Goldman and Weingold families – best friends and business partners – have presided over this glamorous resort which served as a second home for well-heeled guests and celebrities. But the Catskills are not what they used to be – and neither is the relationship between the Goldmans and the Weingolds. As the facilities and management begin to fall apart, a tempting offer to sell forces the two families together again to make a heart-wrenching decision. Can they save their beloved Golden or is it too late? Long-buried secrets emerge, new dramas and financial scandal erupt, and everyone from the traditional grandparents to the millennial grandchildren wants a say in the hotel’s future. Business and pleasure clash in this fast-paced, hilarious, nostalgia-filled story, where the hotel owners rediscover the magic of a bygone era of nonstop fun even as they grapple with what may be their last resort.

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    The Last Summer
  • Author : Chan Howell
  • Publisher : Fulton Books, Inc.
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781646544479
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Last Summer is a story of friendships that were born on a baseball field in a small but growing North Carolina town. Swansville once had baseball fever, and over a decade later, a group of twelve-year-old boys reignite the love of baseball for everyone in town. Narrator Carson Smith is nearly thirty-eight years old as he looks back on the magical summer when he was only twelve years old. Carson, or sometimes called Worm, as in bookworm, chronicles his and his teammates’ summer playing Little League Baseball before a new middle school is built on the other side of town. The new middle school will split up the boys, and the town will eventually need to choose sides, but for one last summer, everyone in Swansville cheers for the boys from the brown water of Pisgah Lake. Carson has always lived in the shadow of his twin sister, Whitley, until the summer of 1994, when his all-star baseball team begins to have success. She reluctantly follows the team on their quest to Williamsport, Pennsylvania. New student Wyatt Hartley becomes the missing piece of a talented but flawed Little League all-star team. Drake Duckworth and Darren “Ogre” Winslow happily concede to the new boy in town as he takes the reins of leadership, but Travis Harrison and his dad, Coach Alex, will not let the newcomer take over without a challenge. Wyatt and Carson’s unlikely friendship strengthens each other’s weaknesses as the two boys navigate the final months of the sixth grade and the last summer before becoming teenagers. Their bond stays strong despite the challenges of growing up.

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    The Last Summer of the World: A Novel
  • Author : Emily Mitchell
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9780393247893
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "Absorbing…Mitchell's novel [is] the real thing." —Boston Globe In the summer of 1918, with the Germans threatening Paris, Edward Steichen arrives in France to photograph the war for the American army. There, he finds a country filled with poignant memories for him: early artistic success, marriage, the birth of two daughters, and a love affair that divided his family. Told with elegance and transporting historical sensitivity, Emily Mitchell’s first novel captures the life of a great American artist caught in the reckoning of a painful past in a world beset by war. A Finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lion's Fiction Award and named a Best Book of the Year by the Providence Journal, the Austin-American-Stateman, and the Madison Capital Times.

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    Lying About Last Summer
  • Author : Sue Wallman
  • Publisher : Scholastic UK
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781407166780
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Skye is looking for an escape. Her sister died in a tragic accident and her parents think a camp for grieving teens might help her. But when she arrives, Skye starts receiving text messages from someone pretending to be her dead sister. Skye knows it's time to confront the past. But what if the danger is right in front of her?

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    Since Last Summer
  • Author : Joanna Philbin
  • Publisher : Poppy
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780316212106
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Rory McShane should be excited to spend the summer in East Hampton with Connor Rule, her generous, smart, cute boyfriend. After all, Rory's no longer the hired help at the Rule family mansion on the beach, and she and Connor have made it through a year of long-distance dating. But now, in the months leading up to college, Rory can't help but wonder if she really belongs in Connor's world. Isabel Rule is still trying to get over Mike, the devastatingly sexy surfer who broke her heart last summer. Enter Evan, an aspiring filmmaker who's kind, funny, and crushing on Isabel. He'd be the perfect summer fling -- so why can't she seem to forget about Mike? Set against a backdrop buzzing with the rich, the famous, and the wannabe rich and famous, Since Last Summer, a companion novel to Rules of Summer, is the perfect beach read.

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    Last Summer With Maizon
  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9781101128138
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Margaret loves her parents and hanging out with her best friend, Maizon. Then it happens, like a one-two punch, during the summer she turns eleven: first, Margaret's father dies of a heart attack, and then Maizon is accepted at an expensive boarding school, far away from the city they call home. For the first time in her life, Margaret has to turn to someone who isn't Maizon, who doesn't know her heart and her dreams. . . . "Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story of nearly adolescent children, but a mature exploration of grown-up issues: death, racism, independence, the nurturing of the gifted black child and, most important, self-discovery."(The New York Times)

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    Suddenly Last Summer
  • Author : Tennessee Williams
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 0822210940
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Drama
  • THE STORY: Kerr, in the NY Herald-Tribune, describes: This, says Mr. Williams through the most sympathetic voice among his characters, 'is a true story about the time and the world we live in.' He has made it seem true--or at least curiously and su

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    The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach
  • Author : Pam Jenoff
  • Publisher : MIRA
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 9781488049781
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan’s Tale comes an intoxicating novel of love and redemption during a time of war. Summer 1941. Young Adelia Montforte flees fascist Italy for America, where she is whisked away to the shore by her well-meaning aunt and uncle. Here, she meets and falls for Charlie Connally, the eldest of the four Irish-Catholic boys next door. But all hopes for a future together are soon throttled by the war and a tragedy that hits much closer to home. Grief-stricken, Addie flees—first to Washington and then to war-torn London—and finds a position at a prestigious newspaper, as well as a chance to redeem lost time, lost family…and lost love. But the past always nips at her heels, demanding to be reckoned with. And in a final, fateful choice, Addie discovers that the way home may be a path she never suspected. Originally published in 2015. Don’t miss Pam Jenoff’s new novel, Code Name Sapphire, a riveting tale of bravery and resistance during World War II. Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff: The Woman with the Blue Star The Lost Girls of Paris The Orphan’s Tale The Kommandant's Wife The Ambassador’s Daughter The Diplomat’s Wife The Winter Guest

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    Last Summer on State Street
  • Author : Toya Wolfe
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9780063209756
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Stephen Curry Underrated Literati Book Club Pick! "This incredible book is about pulling yourself up regardless of your circumstances. I felt this one deeply, and I hope you enjoy it as well."—Stephen Curry Named a Best Book of Summer by Good Housekeeping, Chicago Magazine, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, Chicago Tribune, Veranda, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Publishers Weekly, and more! For fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Brit Bennett, a striking coming-of-age debut about friendship, community, and resilience, set in the housing projects of Chicago during one life-changing summer. Even when we lose it all, we find the strength to rebuild. Felicia “Fe Fe” Stevens is living with her vigilantly loving mother and older teenaged brother, whom she adores, in building 4950 of Chicago’s Robert Taylor Homes. It’s the summer of 1999, and her high-rise is next in line to be torn down by the Chicago Housing Authority. She, with the devout Precious Brown and Stacia Buchanan, daughter of a Gangster Disciple Queen-Pin, form a tentative trio and, for a brief moment, carve out for themselves a simple life of Double Dutch and innocence. But when Fe Fe welcomes a mysterious new friend, Tonya, into their fold, the dynamics shift, upending the lives of all four girls. As their beloved neighborhood falls down around them, so too do their friendships and the structures of the four girls’ families. Fe Fe must make the painful decision of whom she can trust and whom she must let go. Decades later, as she remembers that fateful summer—just before her home was demolished, her life uprooted, and community forever changed—Fe Fe tries to make sense of the grief and fraught bonds that still haunt her and attempts to reclaim the love that never left. Profound, reverent, and uplifting, Last Summer on State Street explores the risk of connection against the backdrop of racist institutions, the restorative power of knowing and claiming one’s own past, and those defining relationships which form the heartbeat of our lives. Interweaving moments of reckoning and sustaining grace, debut author Toya Wolfe has crafted an era-defining story of finding a home — both in one’s history and in one’s self. "Toya Wolfe is a storyteller of the highest order. Last Summer on State Street is a stunning debut."—Rebecca Makkai, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Believers

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    I Know what You Did Last Summer
  • Author : Lois Duncan
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0440228441
  • Reader Reviews : 29
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Four teenagers try to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident while being pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge.

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    The Last Summer of Reason
  • Author : Tahar Djaout
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0803215916
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Fiction
  • This elegant, haunting novel takes us deep into the world of bookstore owner Boualem Yekker. He lives in a country being overtaken by the Vigilant Brothers, a radically conservative party that seeks to control every element of life according to the laws of their stringent moral theology: no work of beauty created by human hands should rival the wonders of their god. Once-treasured art and literature are now despised. ø Silently holding his ground, Boualem withstands the new regime, using the shop and his personal history as weapons against puritanical forces. Readers are taken into the lush depths of the bookseller's dreams, the memories of his now-empty family life, his passion for literature, then yanked back into the terror and drudgery of his daily routine by the vandalism, assaults, and death warrants that afflict him. ø From renowned Algerian author Tahar Djaout we inherit a brutal and startling story that reveals how far an ordinary human being will go to maintain hope.

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    The Last Summer
  • Author : Jacquelyn Eubanks
  • Publisher : Vg Publishing
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0978590031
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • For a small Georgia town in 1955, things aren't always what they seem. Charlotte "Charley" Mason is viewed as your average weirdo tomboy by pretty much everybody - except her best friends, eight boys who play on a summer-long baseball team. In her team, she's viewed as an equal, unlike her home and school life. If she isn't being taunted by the Pretty Posse or Biff Richardson's gang, then she has her mother pressuring her to be a perfect little lady. These past years have made her tougher and stronger, especially with her two best friends, Frankie and Arthur, by her side. And then of course there's her Grandpa, who once was a professional baseball player for the Yankees, who passed on his passion of the game to her. He gave her the beloved signature Yankees baseball cap that she always wears. So you can imagine she's ready for a summer to remember...the only thing standing in her way is the sudden, out-of-the-blue fact that she is moving to New York on August first. She realizes she has one shot at making her last summer in Valia Springs worth while.

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    My Last Summer with Cass
  • Author : Mark Crilley
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9780316705479
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • This One Summer meets The Edge of Seventeen in this poignant coming-of-age YA graphic novel about two childhood friends at a crossroads in their lives and art from the author of Mastering Manga. Megan and Cass have been joined at the brush for as long as they can remember. For years, while spending summers together at a lakeside cabin, they created art together, from sand to scribbles . . . to anything available. Then Cass moved away to New York. When Megan finally convinces her parents to let her spend a week in the city, too, it seems like Cass has completely changed. She has tattoos, every artist in the city knows her. She even eats chicken feet now! At least one thing has stayed the same: They still make their best art together. But when one girl betrays the other's trust on the eve of what is supposed to be their greatest artistic feat yet, can their friendship survive? Can their art?

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    The Last Summer
  • Author : Ricarda Huch
  • Publisher : Peirene Press
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781908670359
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A psychological thriller by the pioneering German writer Ricarda Huch. A novel of letters from the last century – but one with an astonishingly modern feel. Now for the first time in English.. Russia at the beginning of the 20th century. To counter student unrest, the governor of St Petersburg closes the state university. Soon afterwards he arrives at his summer residence with his family and receives a death threat. His worried wife employs a young bodyguard, Lju, to protect her husband. Little does she know that Lju sides with the students – and the students are plotting an assassination. Why Peirene chose to publish this book: 'I came upon this novel in the original German a year ago. And I loved it. It’s a proper epistolary novel. Even though written more than 100 years ago, it feels as relevant now as then. The Last Summer asks how people can be trapped by an ideology? A topical story. An enjoyable read. A gem.'Meike Ziervogel, publisher ‘I was gripped by this remarkable short novel, a cavalcade of individual voices emerge with great freshness from the shadow of revolution. It is both a work of its time, and a timeless work.’ Imogen Robertson 'She is the First Lady of Germany. No, she is probably the First Lady of Europe.’ Thomas Mann ‘The very model of the stylish female troublemaker... a social revolutionary in the deepest sense.’ Clive James

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    Suddenly Last Summer
  • Author : Sarah Morgan
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN : 9781460334584
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan introduces another irresistible O'Neil brother who's more tempting than dessert and twice as sinful! Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the grand opening plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O'Neil is back in town and looking more delectable than ever. Memories of the electrifying night they shared last summer leave Élise very tempted, but she knows all too well that eventually Sean will be leaving…again. Being back in Vermont—even temporarily—is surgeon Sean O'Neil's worst nightmare. Returning home to the Snow Crystal Resort means confronting the guilt he feels about rejecting his family's lifestyle years ago. But discovering that Élise is still in Vermont and still sets his blood racing is a very welcome distraction! Remembering last summer and how good they were together is going to make walking away more difficult than he could imagine….

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    Suddenly Last Summer
  • Author : Sarah Morgan
  • Publisher : HQN Books
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN : 9781488057366
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A French chef in smalltown Vermont finds a summer fling that just might last in the USA Today–bestselling author’s “poignant and heartfelt” romance (Publishers Weekly). Having fallen in love with her new home in Snow Crystal, Vermont, fiery French chef Elise Philippe is determined to make this summer unforgettable. But with the grand opening of her chic café falling apart, it looks like it might for all the wrong reasons. Until Sean O’Neill comes back to town. Last summer, Elise and Sean shared one hazy whirlwind night together—and Elise is looking forward to repeating their last encounter. As long as she can stick to her one-night-only rule and listen to her head rather than her heart. After all, Sean hates his hometown and is planning to leave as soon as he can. Unless something, or someone, convinces him to stay . . .

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    Last Summer
  • Author : Holly Chamberlin
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9780758279859
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Fiction
  • “A thoughtful social commentary and tender narration of friendship and loyalty” from the bestselling author of A Wedding on the Beach (Publishers Weekly). The town of Yorktide, close to Maine’s beautiful beaches and the city of Portland, seems like the perfect place to raise a family. For Jane Patterson, there’s another advantage: her best friend, Frannie Giroux, lives next door, and their teenaged daughters, Rosie and Meg, are inseparable. But in the girls’ freshman year of high school, everything changes. Rosie—quiet, shy, and also very pretty—attracts the sneers and slights of a clique of older girls. Over time, the bullying worsens. When Meg betrays their friendship, fearful that she too will be targeted, Rosie suffers an emotional breakdown. Blaming both Meg and Frannie, Jane tries to help Rosie heal while dealing with her own guilt and anger. In the months that follow, each struggles with the ideas of forgiveness and compassion, of knowing when a friendship is shattered beyond repair—and when hope can be salvaged, one small moment at a time… Praise for Holly Chamberlin “Nostalgia over real-life friendships lost and regained pulls readers into the story.”—USA Today on Summer Friends “A great summer read but with substance. It will find a wide audience in its exploration of sisterhood, family, and loss.”—Library Journal on Summer with My Sisters “A dramatic and moving portrait of several generations of a family and each person’s place within it.”—Booklist on The Family Beach House

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    The Last Summer
  • Author : Rodney Allen Fletcher
  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9781457547201
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Just as Nicholas Beems’ entire world was rocked to its core in Chasing Shadows, when he had learned that is father had been shot, James Bennett’s world gets shaken to its core when he learns that his ex-wife and now very dear friend, Anna, is suffering from terminal cancer. James is stunned even further when he learns that Anna does not want to undergo any type of treatment, but would rather spend her last summer revisiting her past where she and her family used to vacation. Little does James know, however, that the trip he is about to embark on will bring him face to face, yet again, with his worst nightmare... Tom Caldwell feels as though he has been blessed with a guardian angel when he meets mystery man Quinn Berg. The stranger seems to possess what is needed to win his lawsuit with former business associate, Angela Coleman. But, will Tom’s association with Quinn Berg ultimately cost him everything? Jared Gruesbeck seems to have finally stuck gold. His life is getting back on track. A return to Denver is finally in his future. And…he has the love of his life by his side. However…an unexpected question throws a wrench into his seemingly bright future that could prove to shatter all of his dreams…

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    The Last Summer
  • Author : Mary Jane Staples
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781446488355
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Job and Jemima Hardy weren't Londoners by birth. They had both lived in a Sussex village until lack of work had sent Job and the family to Walworth - to a house in Stead Street. They got it cheap because of the poltergiest but they were sensible folk and decided that eight shillings a week rent was a bargain and - well - if the floors and doors sometimes moved a bit, they could live with it. They settled quickly into London life - particularly Jonathan, the eldest. Jonathan got a job at Camberwell Green and it was there, in Lyons teashop, that he met Emma Somers, niece of Boots Adams. Over a long and hazy summer - the summer of 1939 - the two young people met, always at lunchtime, and never allowing their friendship to progress too far. Then, as the clouds of war gathered over Europe, Jonathan got his call-up papers. And the first alarms of conflict began to affect the Adams family in other ways. Boots, on the Officer's Reserve list, was called onto the staff of General Sir Henry Sims, and Polly Sims herself joined the Auxiliaries. Suddenly there was only a little time left for people to lead ordinary lives - and Jonathan Hardy and Emma Somers had to make decisions about their future.

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    The Last Summer
  • Author : John Hough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780743233323
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A classic love story, The Last Summer chronicles a young man on the verge of growing up and an older woman running away from a life out of control. It is the summer of 1968: The world is poised on the cusp of radical change. Politicians question the status quo, blacks react to decades of oppression, and students protest the injustices of war. Change is in the air, too, for 37-year-old single mother Claire Malek. She has just walked out on her rather cushy job in Washington, DC, as "special assistant" to Senator Bob Mallory. DC had become an impossible place for Claire, heavy with regrets and burdened with secrets she knew she could never divulge. Anxious for both escape and change, Claire packs her 15-year-old daughter, April, into her Camaro and heads to a small town on Cape Cod, where Claire takes a job as cub reporter on a twice-weekly newspaper called the Covenant. She knows it's a big risk, but Claire is desperate for a new start and a new life, and the town and all it has to offer seem to be a good beginning. For Lane Hillman, son of the publisher of the Covenant, change is just beyond the horizon. Twenty-two years old and fresh out of Harvard, he's come home to celebrate the last summer of his youth and one final season as a reporter on his father's newspaper. In an effort to avoid the draft, and possible service in Vietnam, Lane has enlisted in VISTA -- the America-based Peace Corps -- and in the fall will begin a four-year stint working in the inner city of Detroit. Claire's first day on the job is the same day Robert Kennedy is shot. Racial tensions around the country continue to erupt into violence and confrontation. But in a few days another more personal tragedy strikes the town as a young girl is found murdered -- the first such death there in more than twenty years -- and on the same day a teenage boy is found drowned under suspicious circumstances. As Claire and Lane work together to try to make sense of the seemingly unrelated deaths, a closeness grows between them, and with it, the stirrings of sexual attraction. At first Claire resists, knowing that the fifteen years separating them is an unbridgeable gap, but before either of them realizes what's happening, she and Lane are swept up in a romantic passion that threatens to overwhelm them both. As the summer progresses, so does their affair, and soon the whole town knows about it, including Lane's parents, who are not at all pleased with this turn of events, and April, Claire's daughter, who feels both awe and resentment at the changes the affair brings in her mother. Before the summer ends, however, Claire and Lane will have to contend with more than the opinions of family and townsfolk. A shadowy figure responsible for the death of the young woman begins to fixate on someone new -- and the lovers find themselves in a race to save their own lives. A work of great tenderness, taut suspense, and historical immediacy, The Last Summer is a captivating portrait of love and sacrifice.

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    Orpheus Descending and Suddenly Last Summer
  • Author : Tennessee Williams
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9780811225328
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  • Genre : Drama
  • Two of Tennessee Williams's most revered dramas in a single paperback edition for the first time. Orpheus Descending is a love story, a plea for spiritual and artistic freedom, as well as a portrait of racism and intolerance. When charismatic drifter Valentine Xavier arrives in a Mississippi Delta town with his guitar and snakeskin jacket, he becomes a trigger for hatred and a magnet for three outcast souls: storekeeper Lady Torrance, “lewd vagrant” Carol Cutrere, and religious visionary Vee Talbot. Suddenly Last Summer, described by its author as a “short morality play,” has become one of his most notorious works due in no small part to the film version starring Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, and Montgomery Clift that shocked audiences in 1959. A menacing tale of madness, jealousy, and denial,the horrors in Suddenly Last Summer build to a heart-stopping conclusion. With perceptive new introductions by playwright Martin Sherman — he reframes Orpheus Descending in a political context and explores the psychology and sensationalism surrounding Suddenly Last Summer — this volume also offers Williams’s related essay, “The Past, the Present, and the Perhaps,” and a chronology of the playwright’s life and works.

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    Suddenly Last Summer #20
  • Author : Melissa J. Morgan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 0448448815
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this tearful conclusion to the series, Dr. Steve announces that the government has forced him to sell the campgrounds to the state. The girls are heartbroken, until they decide to take a stand. They gather a group and head to the state capital to protest on the camp's behalf, replete with signs, chants, and plenty of determination. Will the girls plan work, or will this be the last summer they're all together?

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    The Last Summer of Us
  • Author : Maggie Harcourt
  • Publisher : Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781409591382
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Limpet, Steffan and Jared. Three best friends crammed into a clapped-out rust bucket of a car on a whirlwind road trip to forget their troubles and see out the end of the summer. But no matter how far they drive, they can't escape the hidden secrets and slow-burning romance that could upset the balance of their friendship – perhaps forever. "A perfect summer read... Harcourt brilliantly captures the feeling of being sixteen and on the edge of the rest of your life." - The Bookseller

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    The Last Summer of the Camperdowns: A Novel
  • Author : Elizabeth Kelly
  • Publisher : Liveright
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 9780871403407
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Washington Post Notable Fiction of 2013 Set on Cape Cod during one tumultuous summer, Elizabeth Kelly’s gothic family story will delight readers of The Family Fang and The Giant’s House. The Last Summer of the Camperdowns, from the best-selling author of Apologize, Apologize!, introduces Riddle James Camperdown, the twelve-year-old daughter of the idealistic Camp and his manicured, razor-sharp wife, Greer. It’s 1972, and Riddle’s father is running for office from the family compound in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Between Camp’s desire to toughen her up and Greer’s demand for glamour, Riddle has her hands full juggling her eccentric parents. When she accidentally witnesses a crime close to home, her confusion and fear keep her silent. As the summer unfolds, the consequences of her silence multiply. Another mysterious and powerful family, the Devlins, slowly emerges as the keepers of astonishing secrets that could shatter the Camperdowns. As an old love triangle, bitter war wounds, and the struggle for status spiral out of control, Riddle can only watch, hoping for the courage to reveal the truth. The Last Summer of the Camperdowns is poised to become the summer’s uproarious and dramatic must-read.

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    The Last Summer
  • Author : Karen Swan
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 9781761261312
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Summer 1930 on St Kilda – a wild, remote Scottish island. Two strangers from drastically different worlds meet . . . Eighteen year old Effie Gillies has lived all her life on St Kilda; she’s the best climber on the island, as skilled and brave as any of the men. But in matters of the heart, she’s an innocent, and when Lord Sholto, heir to the Earl of Dumfries, visits, the attraction between them is instant. For one glorious week she guides the handsome young visitor around the isle, falling in love for the first time – until a storm hits and her world falls apart. Three months later, St Kilda falls silent as the islanders are evacuated for a better life on the mainland. With her friends and family scattered, Effie is surprised to be offered a position working on the Earl’s estate, but seeing Sholto in polite society isn’t the reunion she’d hoped for. And when a body is discovered on the abandoned isle a few days later, she wonders if this is really a new beginning – or just an ending she can’t escape . . . Moving from the untamed beauty of St Kilda to the glamour of 1930s high society, The Last Summer is an epic, sweeping novel full of romance, adventure and mystery from Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Swan.

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    Our Last Summer
  • Author : Matthew J. Metzger
  • Publisher : JMS Books LLC
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN : 9781611524499
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  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Spending every summer with his grandmother in the south of England isn't Ryan's idea of a good time, and when he finds someone his own age to hang out with, he doesn't much care who that is. Alex might not say much, but company is company when there's nobody else to choose from, and Ryan will simply have to make do. It isn't, after all, like he really needs a friend. But Alex is more than just a kid with a thing for smashing up greenhouses, and Ryan finds himself dragged further and further into a dark, uncertain world of alcohol, bruises, a mother's madness, and a father's anger. Worst of all, Alex is dragging Ryan into a world of lust, attraction, and midnight kisses that Ryan is struggling to keep confined to southern summers. This thing with Alex can't go further than summer -- but Alex, and the shadows that surround him, are not so easily forgotten. Ryan can't forget Alex, but the longer he hangs on, the more he discovers ... not just about Alex, but about himself, his future, and the things that really matter. But eventually, summer must come to an end.

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    Europe's Last Summer
  • Author : David Fromkin
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780307425782
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : History
  • When war broke out in Europe in 1914, it surprised a European population enjoying the most beautiful summer in memory. For nearly a century since, historians have debated the causes of the war. Some have cited the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand; others have concluded it was unavoidable. In Europe’s Last Summer, David Fromkin provides a different answer: hostilities were commenced deliberately. In a riveting re-creation of the run-up to war, Fromkin shows how German generals, seeing war as inevitable, manipulated events to precipitate a conflict waged on their own terms. Moving deftly between diplomats, generals, and rulers across Europe, he makes the complex diplomatic negotiations accessible and immediate. Examining the actions of individuals amid larger historical forces, this is a gripping historical narrative and a dramatic reassessment of a key moment in the twentieth-century.

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    Last Summer
  • Author : Raquel Jaramillo
  • Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Pages : 62
  • ISBN : 0740741861
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  • Genre : Family & Relationships
  • Three-year-old Caleb was afraid of the ocean. The waves were so big and fierce, and he was so little. He would play in the sand where the water could not reach him, but he refused to go in-until one magical afternoon last summer. With Dad at his side, gingerly coaxing and encouraging him to "look at the whole ocean, not just the waves," Caleb left his fears behind and stepped into the ocean for the first time.In Last Summer, author and photographer Raquel Jaramillo beautifully blends delicate sepia-tone photos with minimal text from a child's perspective to create a gentle, loving keepsake for any dad. These intimate photographs document the little boy's apprehensions, and his father's loving support, as he ultimately triumphs over fear. Readers will sense that they were there, celebrating with Caleb, sharing the moment when he first splashed into the waves as they crashed onto shore. The story is even more compelling because it's true. On that momentous summer day, Jaramillo captured these moments as her young son found the courage, with just the right words from Dad, to step into the surf. Serving as a metaphor for life, Last Summer is a warm, simple tale that will resonate with both children and adults alike as they remember their own childhood fears, and the sense of joy and independence that emerged once those fears were conquered.

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    The Last Summer
  • Author : Brandy Bruce
  • Publisher : Lighthouse Publishing ()
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 1946016195
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • For twenty-something Sara Witherspoon and her group of friends, a perfect Southern summer includes lake-house getaways, wedding planning, outdoor concerts, and a dash of romance. But for these seven friends who love each other like family, this year, summer rolls in with changes for everyone.

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    What We Did Last Summer
  • Author : Elizabeth Craft
  • Publisher : Bantam Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : 0553492551
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Sara Connelly gets Tim Kaplan to play her boyfriend to make Josh Nelson jealous but she falls for Tim.

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    Last Summer in the City
  • Author : GIANFRANCO. CALLIGARICH
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1529042267
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • This cult classic of Italian literature is witty, romantic, tragic and endlessly quotable. It is the first novel by this award-winning author to be published in English. With a foreword by André Aciman, author of Call Me By Your Name.

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    One Last Summer
  • Author : Catrin Collier
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : 1783750855
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  • Genre : Books
  • A hidden past, a dangerous love and a voice to reach across the ages. A brand new title from best-selling author Catrin Collier. Allenstein, East Prussia, 1939 - Charlotte von Datski's parents hold a glittering ball to celebrate her eighteenth birthday and announce her engagement to a Prussian count. But Hitler is about to plunge the world into war… Soon, Charlotte will be forced to leave behind her beloved homeland and flee to England carrying a secret that both strengthens and torments her. Years later, Charlotte's granddaughter, Laura, is shocked when the truth about her grandmother’s past comes to light. Laura persuades Charlotte to embark on a journey to her childhood home in Eastern Europe. There, as Charlotte re-reads her diary and recalls the one great love of her life, she finally faces the demons that have haunted her for over half a century.

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    Last Summer at Mars Hill
  • Author : Elizabeth Hand
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 9781480422018
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Short fiction that’s “poignant and terrifying by turns”—including a Nebula and World Fantasy Award–winning novella (Publishers Weekly). Twelve exceptional stories by the multiple award–winning author of Waking the Moon and Black Light prove that Elizabeth Hand is just as adept with short fiction as she is in the novel form. The title story traces a world-changing summer at a New England artists’ colony for young Shadowmoon Starlight Rising, who comes to know life, death, and an unbelievable secret about the strange apparitions that dwell in her community. Other stories include “Snow on Sugar Mountain,” which features a young boy who has the power to shapeshift into any form with the help of a Native American artifact; “The Bacchae,” in which womankind rules a savage futuristic version of our world; and “The Erl-King,” where a fairy tale horrifyingly comes true. Each story includes an afterword by the author. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Elizabeth Hand including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.