Summertime by Vanessa LaFaye

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By Vanessa LaFaye

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3 reviews

Tensions simmer as a small town, already divided by race, is torn apart by the deadliest of hurricanes … THE HELP meets TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in this powerfully emotional and gripping debut novel.


29 Jul 2015

I really enjoyed this book. It was gripping and fast paced, a real page turner. The depiction of segregation in the Deep South was graphic and the description of the treatment of war veterans was heartbreaking. The story was powerful, moving and ultimately uplifting.

25 Jul 2015

St Regulus AJ

A historical snapshot. With disgruntled ex-servicemen billeted in a backwoods key, racial tension simmering just below the surface, lost love and a looming hurricane, the stage is set for a good read. The hurricane and ex-servicemen were an actual event in 1935 and the author has woven a tight novel that is full of emotional intensity. An excellent debut.

23 Jul 2015

I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting to see the differences between blacks and whites, the racial discrimination, the dominating ways of the white men. And the violence which erupts because of that. The authors description of the area was also very good. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

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