The Book Of Summer

The Book Of Summer

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250070623
Characteristics: 408 pages ; 24 cm


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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.

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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