Rx: “The Summer Place”
Prescribed by: Jennifer Weiner
Prescribed for: Fans of Celeste Ng’s “Everything I Never Told You” and Liane Moriarty’s “Big Little Lies”.
Side Effects: Sunburn; don’t forget to reapply sunscreen regularly as you devour this novel from the comfort of your beach chair.
Directions: An engaging, absorbing, unputdownable, novel filled with the drama, humor, and messy feelings that are part of family life
Sarah’s stepdaughter has announced she is getting married to her pandemic boyfriend in just three weeks time, having already set the wheels in motion with Sarah’s mother who owns the family’s beach house on Cape Cod. Everyone in Sarah’s family has a secret, including Sarah, and some of these secrets could not only derail the wedding plans, but could have unforeseen consequences for other family members. Just how the author brings these secrets to light in alternating chapters, from different characters’ perspectives, propelling this novel to its satisfying conclusion, is simply magical. This is a story of love and forgiveness and the ties that bind us together as family
Special Instructions: This novel is the perfect choice for your summer book club or just a gathering of friends spending a week together at the beach. A summer charcuterie board on the table and a light, fruity cocktail in hand, and you are all set.
Summer Grazing Charcuterie Board by Pizzazzerie
Watermelon Vodka Soda by Herbs & Flour