Summer Reading by Hilma Wolitzer audiobook

Summer Reading

By Hilma Wolitzer
Read by Isabel Keating

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
8.53 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Summer Reading is the story of three women whose disparate lives intersect in the Hamptons. Lissy Snyder, a beautiful and emotionally needy newlywed, is the unwilling stepmother of her husband’s hostile children. Her eavesdropping housecleaner, Michelle, a local, is resentful of the moneyed arrogance of the vacationing “invaders” and can’t get a commitment from her fisherman boyfriend. Solitary, bookish Angela Graves, leader of the Page Turners, a book group attended by wealthy young summer residents, harbors the shameful memory of a disastrous affair she had long ago. Over the summer, Angela encourages her book group to identify with the heroines of novels by Trollope, Flaubert, and Charlotte Brontë. But can reading, as she proposes, really influence the choices people make and even change the course of their lives?

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Summary

Summary

Summer Reading is the story of three women whose disparate lives intersect in the Hamptons. Lissy Snyder, a beautiful and emotionally needy newlywed, is the unwilling stepmother of her husband’s hostile children. Her eavesdropping housecleaner, Michelle, a local, is resentful of the moneyed arrogance of the vacationing “invaders” and can’t get a commitment from her fisherman boyfriend. Solitary, bookish Angela Graves, leader of the Page Turners, a book group attended by wealthy young summer residents, harbors the shameful memory of a disastrous affair she had long ago. Over the summer, Angela encourages her book group to identify with the heroines of novels by Trollope, Flaubert, and Charlotte Brontë. But can reading, as she proposes, really influence the choices people make and even change the course of their lives?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A Hampton vacation, trophy wives and characters who dig books…Bring on the beach chair.” People
Keen observation and a deft use of language…an enjoyable read that ends with what all good readers seek—another ‘to-read’ list.  The Charlotte Observer
“Eminently readable and precisely accomplished…fine and complex and very much the product of skilled workmanship.” The East Hampton Star
Summer Reading is ultimately a homage to storytelling and the blessings that good literature can bestow.” The Southhampton Press
“Lives of the main characters take on the very crises and high emotion dramatized in literature. What a delight!” AudioFile
“Wolitzer’s subtle analysis reveals the underlying hopes and tensions that guide each woman’s daily life as she struggles to come to terms with her own choices and mistakes, led, in part, by the heroines of the books Angela has chosen.” Booklist
“Wolitzer manages to wrest originality from the jaws of cliché with this sharply observed, multi-voiced novel.” Kirkus

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English