Love and Summer

Love and Summer

eBook - 2009
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Living an unfulfilling existence at the side of a tragic husband, shy orphan Ellie Dillahan begins an affair that forces her to choose between an uncertain future with the man she loves and the desolate life she has built for herself.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781101148532
1101148535
9781101147702
1101147709
Characteristics: 211 p. ; 22 cm

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ChristchurchLib Dec 17, 2012

"Love and Summer was the fifth of the Irish author's novels to be nominated for the Booker Prize; The New York Times calls it a "work of art."" Fiction A to Z December 2012 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=580458

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uncommonreader
May 01, 2012

An old-fashioned, sweet Irish story, set in the 1950s.

patienceandfortitude Sep 19, 2011

A beautiful small novel, that is a real gem. It is about a secret summer romance in a small Irish village and the people that are involved and changed as a result. I highly, highly recommend.

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LDPBLM
Aug 23, 2011

What a sad , sweet tale - I loved it ! William Trevor , you are a master , and to think you published this at age 81 !

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EmilyEm
Aug 10, 2011

Small towns and circumscribed lives are this book subjects, the setting Ireland sometime mid century. Ellie and Florian are the central characters, but Trevor writes in a whole town of people with unrealized hopes and dreams.

Trevor is a master storyteller; this one is no different than all the wonderful ones read before. The book is a quiet little gem; great for a reading moment in summer.

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macierules
Dec 13, 2009

It's amazing how much of the human condition is revealed with so few words. Booker Prize Longlist 2009

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