That Summer Author:Jennifer Weiner Daisy Shoemaker can’t sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content. But her teenage daughter can be a handful, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends. Still, Daisy knows... more » she’s got it good. So why is she up all night?
While Daisy tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she’s also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own. While Daisy’s driving carpools, Diana is chairing meetings. While Daisy’s making dinner, Diana’s making plans to reorganize corporations. Diana’s glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisy’s simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who IS this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy?« less
This book is not what the cover art and marketing lead you to believe. It's about the sexual assault/gang rape of a teenage girl. I never would have started it if I'd known that. I've always liked Jen Weiner books, and think she's a good writer, but i wish I'd never picked this one up.
Give this book a 100 pages.
I always give a book a 100 pages, it took the 100 pages for this book to turn around. The first 100 were bad. I could barely make it through them. Then the story started to develop and it turned into a good book.
There seems to be a Cape Cod summer home theme.
This book, That Summer (2021), mentions a story from, Big Summer (2020).
Have not read The Summer Place (2022), so I am not sure if characters or stories will be mentioned from the two previous books in this one.