Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

My Summer with George by Marilyn French

My Summer with George (1996)

by Marilyn French

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
136188,280 (3.28)1



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

I added this book to our library display of love stories and ended up taking it out. It was unconventional in that the love story was a fantasy yet HErmione believed in it despite her career as a romance novelist and her life experience. I though French was somewhat didactic but also clever in showing the many faces of love. ( )
  ccayne | Feb 24, 2013 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679447741, Hardcover)

In 1977, Marilyn French inspired a generation of feminists with The Women's Room. Twenty years later she still refuses to go quietly, play with the grandchildren, and prune the roses, as women of a certain advanced age are supposed to. Instead, she has written a romantic novel, and true to her youthful vigor, it is a subversive one. French joins Doris Lessing in believing that the libido can survive old age in women as in men. At the beginning of the novel, the heroine has cast aside her self-image as a desirable woman, as society expects; but then she meets a dashing editor in his 50s, and snap--she is consumed by erotic longing. She is able to analyze intelligently the whole disturbing situation with her knowing women friends, even while she enjoys a delicious summer of romance.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:59 -0400)

(see all 3 descriptions)

The romance novelist, Hermione Beldame, a woman in her sixties with 87 books and four husbands to her name, meets newspaper editor George Johnson and falls in love on the spot. He likes her too and a relationship gets underway. Trouble is, Hermione's expectations are way ahead of reality--she thinks their romance will be like in her books.… (more)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
11 avail.1 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.28)
2 4
2.5 1
3 4
3.5 3
4 4
5 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 117,080,678 books! | Top bar: Always visible