Big Summer

Jennifer Weiner (Author)
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Sexy and satisfying, Big Summer is the perfect quarantine read." --USA TODAY

"The beach read to end all beach reads." --Entertainment Weekly

"Big fun, and then some. It's empowering and surprising--a reminder to put down the phone and enjoy each moment for what it is." --The Washington Post

A deliciously funny, remarkably poignant, and simply unputdownable novel about the power of friendship, the lure of frenemies, and the importance of making peace with yourself through all life's ups and down. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Good in Bed and Best Friends Forever, Big Summer is the perfect escape with one of the most lovable heroines to come to the page in years.

Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favor to ask. Daphne hasn't spoken one word to Drue in all this time--she doesn't even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media--so when Drue asks if she will be her maid-of-honor at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless.

Drue was always the one who had everything--except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne's no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She's built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend's siren song.

A sparkling novel about the complexities of female relationships, the pitfalls of living out loud and online, and the resilience of the human heart, Big Summer is a witty, moving story about family, friendship, and figuring out what matters most.

Product Details

Price
$28.00  $25.76
Publisher
Atria Books
Publish Date
May 05, 2020
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.1 X 1.4 inches | 1.16 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781501133510

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About the Author

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen books, including Big Summer, Mrs. Everything, the children's book The Littlest Bigfoot, and an essay collection, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.

Reviews

"If you love Jennifer Weiner, you'll love this one. And if you're a newbie, start here." --Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"Weiner's story of female friendships (after Mrs. Everything) mixes a splash of romance, a dash of humor, and a pinch of mystery to create a deliciously bloody poolside cocktail. Weiner's surprising tale is hard to put down." --Publishers Weekly
"It's the beach read to end all beach reads."--Entertainment Weekly
"Weiner is deft at plumbing the depths of female friendship and developing characters readers will care about. This highly recommended book will appeal not only to the author's fans but also to a new audience looking for a fresh take on women's fiction." --Library Journal (starred)
"A new story perfect for summer... Weiner's lighthearted, moving tale takes readers on a journey that explores the complexities of female friendship." --The Hollywood Reporter
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR BIG SUMMER:

"Sexy and satisfying. . . Observant, self-aware, and very funny, Big Summer will delight Jennifer Weiner's many fans and could be just the absorbing take-me-away read so many of us need right now." --USA Today
"It's deliciously fun: frothy entertainment with surprising depth. Big Summer is big fun, and then some. It's empowering and surprising--a reminder to put down the phone and enjoy each moment for what it is, rather than what it could look like on Instagram." --The Washington Post
"Everything you'd hope to find in a beach read: complicated female friendships, unhappy rich people, a hardworking heroine with an eye for fashion, and an Instagram-worthy setting for an over-the-top wedding on Cape Cod." --The Philadelphia Inquirer
"The perfect beach read . . . A funny and tender examination of female friendship in all of its messy glory."--PopSugar
"Part dissection of female friendships, part murder mystery, part social-media tutorial, part love story and--the best of them all--part portrait of an overweight, under-confident striver. Daphne is an endearing creation: funny, plucky, willing to acknowledge certain critical lapses in judgment and eminently worthy of the love that she is certain will never come her way." --The Wall Street Journal
"Weiner is beloved for her rich, heartfelt stories--and her new book is no exception." --Women's World
"This tender novel explores the boundaries of female friendship, not to mention the beautiful mansions and charming dunes of Cape Cod." --Good Housekeeping
"Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner will make you rethink your old friendships, big time. This summer-lovin' novel tells the story of two friends who have lost touch, but get reconnected when one is about to get married. The twists and turns to come can be so #relatable, and really tug at your heartstrings. It's worth the read." --Elite Daily