Monday, February 14, 2022

A Hundred Summers

I recently read A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams.  She is an author that after I read one of her books, I'm like, "OMG I loved it, I need to read all her stuff," then I promptly forget for a good while and the cycle continues.

Lily Dane is a young woman in the fall of 1931 when she meets Nick Greenwald and falls quickly in love with the tall dark athletic Dartmouth quarterback.  They both come from privileged New York families, but Nick's father is Jewish and that makes a world of difference in the Dane household.

Something happens in the winter of 1931 that changes the lives of many in the insular group that Lily and Nick inhabit.  Soon there is a broken engagement, a move across the ocean, lost friendships, new lives, and a swirl of rumors.

The book moves back and forth between the summer of 1938 and the fall lead up to the winter climax.  The original group reunites altogether for the first time in years and misconceptions and misunderstandings slowly are cleared up.

It's a fast paced book that I managed to read in less than 24 hours while taking a Super Bowl break.  It  helped break a reading slump that I had at the beginning of February. I need to make sure I don't go as long in between her books next time!

What have you been reading?

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