The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares
  

The Last Summer (of You & Me)

Written by Ann Brashares
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Synopsis

The Last Summer (of You & Me) by Ann Brashares

The long, hot summers spent on Fire Island have always been the highlight of the year for sisters Riley and Alice. Not least because it is there that they always see Paul: their next-door neighbour, Riley's best friend in all the world, and the only boy Alice has ever loved. Then Paul goes to university, and he leaves them both behind him. Three years later, as Alice prepares to start Law School, Paul returns. The trick, he tells himself, is to have what he had without destroying it. But their world will change irresistibly, wonderfully and tragically, with every breath they take.

Reviews

'Her storytelling talent wins out' * New York Post * 'Make no mistake, THE LAST SUMMER (OF YOU & ME) is a weeper: if you don't grow misty there's something a bit shifty about the state of your heart. The novel is a vivid elegy for youth, and Brashares is wise as well as sentimental. She sagely remembers just how it feels to be young, lost and in love. * Miami Herald * 'Brashares'

' * Entertainment Weekly * 'The page-turning pace of Ann Brashares's THE LAST SUMMER (OF YOU & ME) makes it a perfect beach read.' * Redbook * An unputdownable beach book . . . love, deceit, and sex. * Cosmopolitan * 'An unputdownable beach book calls for love, deceit, and sex. And THE LAST SUMMER (OF YOU AND ME) has all those elements. The page-turner follows two 20 something sisters as they cross the threshold into adulthood and try to make summer romance last all year.' * Cosmopolitan * 'A compelling premise . . . steeped in the familiar longings for lost time that readers seeking the carefree pleasures of a summer will enjoy' * Kim Edwards, Washington Post * 'Ann Brashares has written a glorious novel of unrequited love, longing and the meaning of friendship in THE LAST SUMMER (OF YOU & ME). She weaves a tale full of delicious plot twists and revelations that will surprise and enthrall you. Riley and Alice are sisters, their relationship is as potent and complex as the real thing. Funny, deep and true, this one will keep you reading long after the sun has gone down.' * Adriana Trigiani * 'Ann Brashares's new book, THE LAST SUMMER (OF YOU & ME) will delight all of her Travelling Pants fans - now grown-up and ready for this very adult novel of love, loss and the beauty of intense family bonds.' * Anita Shreve * 'Ann Brashares has written a glorious novel of unrequited love, longing and the meaning of friendship in THE LAST SUMMER (OF YOU & ME). She weaves a tale full of delicious plot twists and revelations that will surprise and enthrall you. Riley and Alice are sisters, their relationship is as potent and complex as the real thing. Funny, deep and true, this one will keep you reading long after the sun has gone down.' * Adriana Trigiani * 'Ann Brashares's new book, THE LAST SUMMER (OF YOU & ME) will delight all of her Traveling Pants fans - now grown-up and ready for this very adult novel of love, loss and the beauty of intense family bonds.' * Anita Shreve * 'Assured and intelligent, with delicately handled heartache, this is a beautifully written book that will linger long after it's finished. Brashares fans will enjoy its considerable charms. In particular, she is adept at conveying the nuances of being grown up without knowing what that really means.' * News of the World *'

About the Author

Ann Brashares
A lover of travel and of pants, Ann Brashares lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and three children. She still has a pair of jeans from tenth grade, but they aren't magical and they don't fit any more.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Author

Ann Brashares
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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Publication date

26th June 2008

ISBN

9780340953471


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