July and August

July and August

Book - 2008
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Random House, Inc.
From the acclaimed author of The Hills at Home comes this funny, bittersweet, wonderfully peopled family saga of beginnings and endings, couplings and uncouplings, of new friendships and old alliances.
Great-aunt Lily’s gracious pile of a house in Towne, Massachusetts, is the gathering place for her far-flung Yankee clan of grandnieces and grandnephews--all in town for the months of July and August--and with their arrival comes a high summer of comedy and drama. Brooks and Rollins, the uncommonly successful software entrepreneur brothers, turn the heads of the locals with their supermodel dates. Lily herself has made an unexpected success of a new business venture. Sally, the youngest of the clan, is having the time of her life with Cam, a charismatic Towne kid; between them they prove that in some corners of the world, children can still go out to play gloriously unsupervised and come home safely. Cousin Julie announces her wedding to a man no one has met, whose delayed arrival gives rise to a mystery. And in the single developing sorrow, the family faces the possibility of a final leave-taking by the once fiery Aunt Ginger, who continues to dish up crucial life wisdom (whether it’s sought or not) while reclining on a lawn chair in the sun.

As July and August unfurls, the cousins scheme and new romances and confidences bloom. Even Aunt Lily, who presides over it all with her hard-won equanimity, has secrets to divulge before the season is done. Throughout, Nancy Clark gives us a beautiful exploration of the ways that a family evolves over time--and the ways in which it remains the same--in this rich summer story of love lost and found.

Baker & Taylor
Over the course of a memorable summer, members of a large New England family arrive at spinster Aunt Lily's large and gracious home in Towne, Massachusetts, bringing with them high drama, romance, lucrative financial dealings, and possible tragedy, in a poignant saga of a single family as it changes and grows. By the author of A Way from Home. 15,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

Over the course of a summer, members of a large New England family arrive at spinster Aunt Lily's large and gracious home in Towne, Massachusetts, bringing with them high drama, romance, lucrative financial dealings, and possible tragedy.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780375423291
037542329X
Branch Call Number: FICTION CLARK
Characteristics: 322 p. cm

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