Big Summer

Big Summer

A Novel

eBook - 2020
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When a friend she has not spoken to since the fight that ended their friendship six years earlier asks her to be her maid of honor, Daphne Berg confronts the dynamics of friendship and forgiveness during the increasingly disastrous wedding.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2020
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781501133534
1501133535
Characteristics: 1 online resource (357 pages)
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ArapahoeKati Jul 01, 2020

I wasn't prepared for the plot twist and it dampened my enthusiasm for what I thought was a beachy read.

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thebritlass
Jun 30, 2020

Great beach read, and although plot points strain credulity at times, it is absorbing and hard to put down.

multcolib_karene Jun 28, 2020

Easy summer read (or easy summer listening since that's what I did).

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midori_hon
Jun 11, 2020

time to part ways with jennifer weiner. on one hand she talks about the difficulty of being heavyset, body image, accepting yourself. then on the other hand, the love interest is fit and gorgeous and there are unkind descriptions of other people's appearance.

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mini_moon_pie
Jun 11, 2020

I can’t think of another novel in which the characters grew up in New York City, rather than moving there as young adults to fulfill their dreams a la Carrie Bradshaw, and Weiner’s descriptions are immersive. Each Sunday, when Daphne was a girl, she and her father would find a new restaurant in the city that would challenge their palates. Daphne’s and Drue’s families are Jewish, Darshini is Indian, there are LGBTQ characters, and a Laotian clothing designer. The diversity is natural, never screaming that the novel is “Woke,” but instead letting the characters reflect the heterogeneity of a city with almost nineteen million residents.

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