Lowcountry Summer (Hardcover)
A Plantation Novel
William Morrow, 9780061961175, 352pp.
Publication Date: June 15, 2010
“Frank…writes with genuine adoration for and authority on the South Carolina Lowcountry from which she sprang….[Her] stuff is never escapist fluff—it’s the real deal.”
Return to Tall Pines in the long-awaited sequel to Dorothea Benton Frank’s beloved bestseller Plantation. Lowcountry Summer is the story of the changing anatomy of a family after the loss of its matriarch, sparkling with the inimitable Dot Frank’s warmth and humor. The much-beloved New York Times bestselling author follows the recent success of Return to Sullivans Island, Bulls Island, and Land of Mango Sunsets with a tale rich in atmosphere and unforgettable scenes of Southern life, once again placing her at the dais, alongside Anne Rivers Siddons, Sue Monk Kidd, Rebecca Wells, Pat Conroy, and other masters of contemporary Southern fiction.
About the Author
New York Times bestseller Dorothea Benton Frank was born and raised on Sullivans Island, South Carolina. Until her passing in 2019, Dorothea and her hsuband split their time between New Jesery and Sullivans Island, South Carolina.
Dorothea Benton’s Frank most recent bestseller, Queen Bee debuted at #2 on the New York Times list, where it remained in the top ten for three weeks.
A contemporary voice of the South, Dorothea Benton Frank has been beloved by fans and friends alike since her debut novel Sullivans Island. Readers from coast to coast have fallen for the quick wit and the signature humor that permeated her many novels, including the bestsellers Queen Bee, By Invitation Only, Same Beach, Next Year, All Summer Long, All the Single Ladies, The Hurricane Sisters, The Last Original Wife, Porch Lights, Folly Beach, Sullivans Island, and Plantation.
Praise For Lowcountry Summer: A Plantation Novel…
— Cassandra King, author of Queen of Broken Hearts
“Seriously hilarious. LOWCOUNTRY SUMMER is also an incredibly poignant story of the relationship between a brother and sister. As only she can, Dorothea Benton Frank shows how we can survive loss, and explores the strong emotions home and family inspire. Get ready to laugh and cry.”
— Kathryn Stockett, author of THE HELP
Here’s one for the Southern gals as well as Yankees who appreciate Frank’s signature mix of sass, sex, and gargantuan personalities…. below the always funny theatrics, however, is a compelling saga of loss and acceptance. When Frank nails it, she really nails it, and she does so here.
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)