By Ann Brashares
From the New York Times-bestselling writer of The Sisterhood of the touring Pants Ann Brashares comes her first grownup novel
In the city of Waterby on fireplace Island, the rhythms and rituals of summer time are sacrosanct: the ceremonial arrivals and departures by means of ferry; yacht membership dinners with poor nutrition and breathtaking perspectives; the digital decree opposed to footwear; and the generational parade of sandy, sun-bleached youngsters, operating, swimming, squealing, and coming of age at the beach.
Set by contrast brilliant backdrop, The final summer season (of You and Me) is the captivating, heartrending tale of a beach-community friendship triangle and summertime romance between 3 teenagers for whom summer season and this position have intended every little thing. Sisters Riley and Alice, now of their twenties, were returning to their mom and dad’ modest seashore residence each summer season for his or her complete lives. Petite, tenacious Riley is a tomboy and a lifeguard, regularly prepared for a nighttime swim, a gale-force sail, or a barefoot dash down the seashore. attractive Alice is lithe, light, a reader and a philosopher, and worshipful of her older sister. and each summer time turning out to be up, within the sizeable condominium that overshadowed their humble one, there has been Paul, a chum as vital to either women because the position itself, who has now ultimately lower back to the island after 3 years away. yet his go back marks a season of large swap, and whilst a simmering appeal, a major disease, and a deep mystery all collide, the 3 pals are embarked on an unexpected grownup global, a global from which their summer season haven can now not safeguard them.
Ann Brashares has received hundreds of thousands of fanatics along with her blockbuster series, The Sisterhood of the touring Pants, within which she so powerfully captured the emotional complexities of lady friendship and younger love. With The final summer time (of You and Me), she strikes directly to introduce a brand new set of characters and grownup relationships simply as precise, endearing, and unforgettable. With heat, humor, and knowledge, Brashares makes us suppose the excruciating joys and pangs of love—both platonic and romantic. She reminds us of the energy and sting of friendship, the nice discomfort of loss, and the complex weight of family members loyalty. considerate, lyrical, and enormously moving, The final summer time (of You and Me) is a deeply felt occasion of summer season and nostalgia for youth.
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