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The Whole Thing Together

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The Whole Thing Together

By Ann Brashares

Delacorte Press, Hardcover, 9780385736893, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 25, 2017

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A beautifully written novel about love, class differences, and betrayal playing out over the course of a fractured American family's Long Island summer from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Brashares, author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.

"A gorgeously written novel on love, loss and family." --NICOLA YOON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything

Summer for Sasha and Ray means the sprawling old house on Long Island. Since they were children, they've shared almost everything--reading the same books, running down the same sandy footpaths to the beach, eating peaches from the same market, laughing around the same sun-soaked dining table. Even sleeping in the same bed, on the very same worn cotton sheets. But they've never met.

Sasha's dad was once married to Ray's mom, and together they had three daughters: Emma, the perfectionist; Mattie, the beauty; and Quinn, the favorite. But the marriage crumbled and the bitterness lingered. Now there are two new families--and neither one will give up the beach house that holds the memories, happy and sad, of summers past.

The choices we make come back to haunt us; the effect on our destinies ripples out of our control . . . or does it? This summer, the lives of Sasha, Ray, and their siblings intersect in ways none of them ever dreamed, in a novel about family relationships, keeping secrets, and most of all, love.

★ "Masterful." --PW, Starred

★ "A continuous, consistently engrossing narrative . . . deeply moving." --The Bulletin, Starred

"A gorgeous exploration of family, secrets, and love." --Teen Vogue

"You absolutely must read it." --PopCrush

An Amazon Best of the Month Selection


About the Author
Ann Brashares is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, The Here and Now, 3 Willows, The Last Summer (of You & Me), and My Name Is Memory. She lives in New York City with her family. Visit Ann online at AnnBrashares.com and follow @AnnBrashares on Twitter.


NPR
Sunday, Apr 23, 2017

The author behind the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series writes from experience — her parents divorced when she was young, and she says the divisions remain "to this day." More at NPR.org

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