PDFfiller. On-line PDF form Filler, Editor, Type on PDF, Fill, Print, Email, Fax and ExportReading Guide. May 06, ISBN Jul 05, ISBN From the New York Times- bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Ann Brashares comes her first adult novel In the town of Waterby on Fire Island, the rhythms and rituals of summer are sacrosanct: the ceremonial arrivals and departures by ferry; yacht club dinners with terrible food and breathtaking views; the virtual decree against shoes; and the generational parade of sandy, sun-bleached kids, running, swimming, squealing, and coming of age on the beach. Petite, tenacious Riley is a tomboy and a lifeguard, always ready for a midnight swim, a gale-force sail, or a barefoot sprint down the beach. Beautiful Alice is lithe, gentle, a reader and a thinker, and worshipful of her older sister.
The Last Summer (of You and Me)
T he Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants author delivers her first novel for adults, a treacly tale about the tribulations a trio of longtime friends encounter. For as long as she can remember, year-old Alice has spent summers on Fire Island with her parents and older sister, Riley. Riley, 24, is a beach lifeguard, more boyish in both looks and spirit than sweet, feminine Alice. An island neighbor and Riley's best friend, Paul, whose father is dead and mother mostly absent, returns to the island after two years away and must decide whether to sell his family's house there. More importantly, he and Alice finally act on an attraction they've felt for years, but they keep their frequent nuzzling quiet so as not to hurt Riley. Riley, meanwhile, has her own problems that could ruin Alice and Paul's clandestine romance and just about everything else. Brashares's YA roots are on display: the girls and Paul act like high school kids Riley threatens to move out of the house unless everyone butts out; Paul and Alice are stricken with the most saccharine of puppy love , and anything below the surface is left untouched.
And every summer growing up, there was also Paul, a close friend to both girls. Now, after three summers away from the island, he's come back. But his return marks a season of change, of unspoken attractions, tragedy, and deep secrets that will launch three friends into an unfamiliar adult world, from which their summer haven can no longer protect them. The narration is divided between the viewpoints of the three main characters, Riley age 24 at the beginning of the book , her sister Alice age 21 at the beginning of the book , and their lifelong friend, Paul age 24 at the beginning of the book , and chronicles an eventful year that opens Paul's return to their summer home on Fire Island after missing the previous two summers. Do love me and let me hate you for a while.
This content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book. If you own the copyright to this book and it is wrongfully on our website, we offer a simple DMCA procedure to remove your content from our site. Start by pressing the button below! Two twentysomething sisters and Paul, their troubled, rich pal, grapple with serious issues: sex, career, and illness. Riley and Alice are sisters; their relationship is as potent and complex as the real thing. Funny, deep, and true, this one will keep you reading long after the sun has —Adriana Trigiani, gone down.