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 hearth Island, the rhythms and rituals of summer season are sacrosanct: the ceremonial arrivals and departures via ferry; yacht membership dinners with bad meals and breathtaking perspectives; the digital decree opposed to footwear; and the generational parade of sandy, sun-bleached youngsters, working, swimming, squealing, and coming of age at the beach.
Set by contrast bright backdrop, The final summer season (of You and Me) is the mesmerizing, heartrending tale of a beach-community friendship triangle and summertime romance between 3 teens 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 condo each summer season for his or her whole lives. Petite, tenacious Riley is a tomboy and a lifeguard, consistently prepared for a middle of the night swim, a gale-force sail, or a barefoot dash down the seashore. appealing Alice is lithe, mild, a reader and a philosopher, and worshipful of her older sister. and each summer season becoming up, within the vast condo that overshadowed their humble one, there has been Paul, a pal as vital to either women because the position itself, who has now eventually lower back to the island after 3 years away. yet his go back marks a season of large swap, and whilst a simmering charm, a significant disease, and a deep mystery all collide, the 3 buddies are embarked on an surprising grownup international, a global from which their summer season haven can not shield them.
Ann Brashares has received hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts together with her blockbuster series, The Sisterhood of the touring Pants, within which she so powerfully captured the emotional complexities of girl 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 believe the excruciating joys and pangs of love—both platonic and romantic. She reminds us of the power and sting of friendship, the good soreness of loss, and the advanced weight of family members loyalty. considerate, lyrical, and significantly moving, The final summer season (of You and Me) is a deeply felt social gathering of summer season and nostalgia for youth.