Every Summer After (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Every Summer After (Large Print / Library Binding)


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If you want the perfect summer romance with immaculate-lake-house vibes told in a nostalgic then/now dual timeline – look no further.
Every Summer After tells the story of Percy and Sam: childhood best friends whose friendship ultimately leads to something more, until one tragic mistake takes it all away. Percy Fraser grew up spending summers in Barry’s Bay, a rural lake town in northern Ontario, while Sam Florek and his older brother Charlie lived in the house next door year-round. Percy and Sam become instant friends, and visiting Barry’s Bay (and seeing Sam) every summer quickly becomes the highlight of Percy’s teenage years. But the book begins with Percy in her 30s, living in a fancy part of Toronto, and she hasn’t spoken to Sam in 12 years.
When tragedy strikes the Florek family, Percy doesn’t think twice before she drives back to the little lake town, and Sam, for the first time in 12 years. Here, Percy must confront the memories, both good and bad, that she has suppressed in order to try and forget Sam and move forward.
Every Summer After beautifully illustrates young love – how everything feels perfect when it’s good and everything feels like the end of the world when it’s bad. But my favorite thing about this book was getting to see Percy and Sam come back to examine their relationship as adults .
If you’re a fan of Love & Other Words by Christina Lauren, The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han, or People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry, definitely try out this beautiful debut before summer slips through your fingers.
— Leah

Six summers to fall in love. One moment to fall apart. A weekend to get it right.

They say you can never go home again, and for Persephone Fraser, ever since she made the biggest mistake of her life a decade ago, that has felt too true. Instead of glittering summers on the lakeshore of her childhood, she spends them in a stylish apartment in the city, going out with friends, and keeping everyone a safe distance from her heart.

Until she receives the call that sends her racing back to Barry's Bay and into the orbit of Sam Florek--the man she never thought she'd have to live without.

For six summers, through hazy afternoons on the water and warm summer nights working in his family's restaurant and curling up together with books--medical textbooks for him and work-in-progress horror short stories for her--Percy and Sam had been inseparable. Eventually that friendship turned into something breathtakingly more, before it fell spectacularly apart.

When Percy returns to the lake for Sam's mother's funeral, their connection is as undeniable as it had always been. But until Percy can confront the decisions she made and the years she's spent punishing herself for them, they'll never know whether their love might be bigger than the biggest mistakes of their past.

Told over the course of six years and one weekend, Every Summer After is a big, sweeping nostalgic story of love and the people and choices that mark us forever.

Carley Fortune is an award-winning Canadian journalist who's worked as an editor for Refinery29, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Toronto Life. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two sons. Every Summer After is her first novel.

Product Details ISBN: 9781432896294
ISBN-10: 1432896296
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: September 28th, 2022
Pages: 449
Language: English