Friday, July 2, 2021

That Summer

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Synopsis (from Amazon):  Daisy Shoemaker can’t sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content. But her teenage daughter can be a handful, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends. Still, Daisy knows she’s got it good. So why is she up all night?

While Daisy tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she’s also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own. While Daisy’s driving carpools, Diana is chairing meetings. While Daisy’s making dinner, Diana’s making plans to reorganize corporations. Diana’s glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisy’s simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who IS this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy?

From the manicured Main Line of Philadelphia to the wild landscape of the Outer Cape, written with Jennifer Weiner’s signature wit and sharp observations, That Summer is a story about surviving our pasts, confronting our futures, and the sustaining bonds of friendship.

One (or more) Sentence Summary:  Wow.  Another great book by Jennifer Weiner.  That Summer will not let you down.  I wanted to read this book because I have enjoyed other books by Weiner.  I also thought based on the title it would make a perfect summer read.  Don't be fooled-this is a book to read anytime of year book.  

Two different women, one with a past that involves the other's husband, meet….not by chance. The two become friends, or so Daisy thinks.  Due to her husband's past, Daisy's world is shattered.  Diana not only ruins Daisy's life but all the other boys involved with that one summer night on the beach when they were teens.  

I don't want to say too much and spoil it.  That Summer is an amazing read full of twists and turns I didn't see coming. Great book to read anytime of year.

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Good in Bed, The Littlest Bigfoot, and her memoir Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at

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