Summer hours : a novel
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From the author of The Summer List, a warmly told novel set in the mid '90s and 2008 about the idealism of youth, the seductive power of nostalgia, and what happens when you realize you haven't become the person you'd always promised to be.
Becc was the good girl. A dedicated student. Aspiring reporter. Always where she was supposed to be. Until a secret affair with the charming Cal one summer in college cost her everything she held dear: her journalism dreams; her relationship with her best friend, Eric; and her carefully imagined future.
Now, Becc's past is back front and center as she travels up the scenic California coast to a wedding--with a man she hasn't seen in a decade. As each mile flies by, Becc can't help but feel the thrilling push and pull of memories, from infinite nights at beach bonfires and lavish boat parties to secret movie sessions. But the man beside her is not so eager to re-create history. And as the events of that heartbreaking summer come into view, Becc must decide if those dazzling hours they once shared are worth fighting for or if they're lost forever.
"Engaging and nostalgic. Doan's writing sweeps you away to the high-speed, sun-soaked backdrop of nineties California." --Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Nostalgia -- Fiction.
Self-realization in women -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
California -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| Toronto, Ontario, Canada :
Includes reader's guide.
397 pages ; 23 cm