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The Last Weekend of the Summer

Peter Murphy


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Paperback (10/7/2019)


They have been coming to their grandmother Gloria's lake cottage since they were babies. Now Johnnie and Buddy have families of their own and C.C. has a life full of adult drama and adventure. And this trip - the only stated purpose of which is to bring the family together for the last weekend of the summer - seems full of portent. Gloria has been hinting that there's more on the agenda than grilling and swimming, and when the three siblings learn that their estranged father will also be in attendance, it becomes clear that this weekend will have implications that last far beyond the final days of the season.A touching, incisive view into the dynamics of a family on the verge of change and filled with characters both distinctive and utterly relatable, THE LAST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER is a rich, lyrical reading experience that will resonate in your heart. PRAISE FOR PETER MURPHY: "The best books are not forgotten because you can never stop thinking beyond the story. This is true of Lagan Love. Murphy is a natural storyteller. I look forward to reading more." - on Lagan Love "Peter Murphy spins an exciting story of romance and the problems with it, making Lagan Love a unique novel with plenty of twists and turns underneath it all." - Midwest Book Review on Lagan Love"Murphy has created a lasting story with great potential in future installments." - Savvy Verse and Wit on Born & Bred "Engrossing and significant.... A moral book and a worthy read " - Brendan Landers on Wandering in Exile.

Story Plant, 9781611882575, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

About the Author

Raised in Dublin, the city of songs and stories, Peter Murphy grew up on books and music. As a young man he spent time trekking around Europe before moving to Canada where, after a few years battling some personal demons, he fell in love and raised a family. When his children reached adulthood and, having written four novels (Lagan Love, Born & Bred, Wandering in Exile, and All Roads), Murphy packed up his life and moved back to Europe with his loving wife and faithful dog. He now lives in Lisbon where he plans to study the lugubriousness of love.