Summer and the City
A Carrie Diaries Novel
By Candace Bushnell
(Balzer + Bray, Hardcover, 9780061728938, 416pp.)
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
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Summer is a magical time in New York City and Carrie is in love with all of itthe crazy characters in her neighborhood, the vintage-clothing boutiques, the wild parties, and the glamorous man who has swept her off her feet. Best of all, she's finally in a real writing class, taking her first steps toward fulfilling her dream.
This sequel to The Carrie Diaries brings surprising revelations as Carrie learns to navigate her way around the Big Apple, going from being a country "sparrow"as Samantha Jones dubs her to the person she always wanted to be. But as it becomes increasingly difficult to reconcile her past with her future, Carrie realizes that making it in New York is much more complicated than she ever imagined.
With her signature wit and sparkling humor, Candace Bushnell reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha and Miranda, and what turned a small-town girl into one of New York City's most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw.
Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed and bestselling author of The Carrie Diaries, Sex and The City, Lipstick Jungle, One Fifth Avenue, 4 Blondes, and Trading Up, which have sold millions of copies. sex and the city was the basis for the HBO hit show and films of the same name. Lipstick Jungle became a popular television series on NBC. Candace lives in New York City.
Praise for THE CARRIE DIARIES: “With wit and insight, Carrie chronicles her emotionally charged senior year at a small Connecticut high school.”
Praise for THE CARRIE DIARIES: “Carrie’s sharp observations of her peers and human relationships give the book smart, sassy intellectual power.”
Praise for THE CARRIE DIARIES: “Fans will love this.”
“An enjoyable romp of a read.”
“Fans of the franchise will want to learn more of Carrie’s coming-of-age experiences and will appreciate the sly wit that sometimes shines through-repartee at parties is occasionally priceless; others might enjoy imagining themselves in Carrie’s freewheeling demi-adult world. ”
“‘Summer and the City’ is Grade-A chick lit from one of its masters.”
-Los Angeles Times
Praise for THE CARRIE DIARIES: “An addictive, ingenious origin story.”
-Los Angeles Times
“The 1980s Manhattan setting is vividly realized, while Carrie’s friendships, doubts, joys, and truisms are relatable and revealing for teens and recognizable for adults. Both audiences will flock to this installment, like Carrie to Chanel.”
“If ever a book resounded with positive messages for young people, it’s this one.”
“While this book clearly has a built-in audience of adult readers and older teens who are fans of the show and Bushnell’s adult books, there’s also something here for anyone who has ever wished to build a fabulous new life and, especially, for aspiring writers.”
-School Library Journal