That summer in maine

My thoughts…

This was refreshing in that it was a different exploration of relationships – the struggle of a connection between Mother and Daughter, half siblings, step parents and more. It navigates the trials and celebrations of blended families with great style and creativity. Characters that you love and want to slap in equal measures are hard to describe in the written word, but Brianna Wolfson does it well!

About the book…

A novel about mothers and daughters, about taking chances, about exploding secrets and testing the boundaries of family

Years ago, during a certain summer in Maine, two young women, unaware of each other, met a charismatic man at a craft fair and each had a brief affair with him. For Jane it was a chance to bury her recent pain in raw passion and redirect her life. For Susie it was a fling that gave her troubled marriage a way forward.

Now, sixteen years later, the family lives these women have made are suddenly upended when their teenage girls meet as strangers on social media. They concoct a plan to spend the summer in Maine with the man who is their biological father. Their determination puts them on a collision course with their mothers, who must finally meet and acknowledge their shared past and join forces as they risk losing their only daughters to a man they barely know.

Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Publication: June 23rd 2020 by MIRA

About the author…

Brianna Wolfson is a New York native living in San Francisco. Her narrative nonfiction has been featured on Medium , Upworthy and The Moth . She buys a lottery ticket every Friday.


Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher and author for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. Check out my blog for more book related posts and to enquire about future reviews, blog tours and cover reveals.


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