Summer Hours (Paperback)
Graydon House, 9781525823572, 416pp.
Publication Date: June 4, 2019
List Price: 16.99*
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"Engaging and nostalgic. Doan's writing sweeps you away."--Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient"A beautifully crafted story of love, ambition, and friendship."--Jamie Brenner, bestselling author of The Forever Summer and Drawing HomeCommencement meets The Graduate in this sparkling novel about a secret affair, the summer it all unravels, and the reunion a decade later that will be one woman's happy ending or her biggest mistakeBecc was the good girl. A dedicated student. Aspiring reporter. Always where she was supposed to be. Until a secret affair with the charming Cal one summer in college cost her everything she held dear: her journalism dreams; her relationship with her best friend, Eric; and her carefully imagined future.Now ten years older and wiser, Becc knows there's no changing the past. Still, as she travels to the wedding of a childhood friend, she can't help but feel the thrilling push and pull of memories with each mile up the scenic California coast--from infinite nights at beach bonfires and lavish boat parties to stealthy movie sessions during work hours. But the mystery man beside her is not so eager to re-create history. And as the events of that heartbreaking summer come into view, Becc must decide if those dazzling hours they once shared are worth fighting for or if they're lost forever.Set in the mid '90s and 2008, Amy Mason Doan's Summer Hours is a warmly told novel about the idealism of youth, the seductive power of nostalgia and what happens when you realize you haven't become the person you'd always promised to be.