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Farewell, Summer: A Novel

by Helen Hooven Santmyer

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Lovely. Santmyer's writing is beautiful and luscious. I read this is 3 days.If you liked AND LADIES OF THE CLUB, you should enjoy this as well.A short but memorable read.

I never read the same author's book one right after another,I always take a break,but for Sanmyer,I just can't leave her world. Her writing is beautiful and her stories are memorable and lovely!I have been devouring her books since I finsihed And ladies of the Club. ( )
  LauGal | Aug 16, 2016 |
This is a different sort of coming-of-age story. Eleven-year-old Elizabeth Lane vicariously earns a bit of worldly wisdom through her sometimes surreptitious observance of her cousin as he falls in love with a girl from a wealthy family, whose father has already chosen a husband for her. Told from Elizabeth's viewpoint, it was her emotions and her lessons learned that I experienced. Santmyer is such a consummate craftsperson with her writing, and her life's work as an English professor is happily in evidence. Though certainly not the master work of her earlier published novel, . . . And Ladies of the Club, this short novel is a deceptively easy read. It seemed an hors d'ouevre, until two days after completing it, I realized I was still full with the experience of having read it. (March 2007)
  bookcrazed | Dec 6, 2011 |
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Elizabeth Lane, a scholar and writer, returns to a small Ohio town to work on a book, finds herself haunted by a childhood memory. A woman returns to the small Ohio town where she grew up only to be haunted by the memory of her childhood love for an older cousin.… (more)

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