East Coast Girls (Original)

Kerry Kletter (Author)
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Description

Childhood friends Hannah, Maya, Blue and Renee share a bond that feels more like family. Growing up, they had difficult home lives, and the summers they spent together in Montauk were the happiest memories they ever made. Then, the summer after graduation, one terrible night changed everything.

Twelve years have passed since that fateful incident, and their sisterhood has drifted apart, each woman haunted by her own lost innocence. But just as they reunite in Montauk for one last summer, hoping to find happiness once more, tragedy strikes again. This time it'll test them like never before, forcing them to confront decisions they've each had to live with and old secrets that refuse to stay buried.

Product Details

Price: $16.98  $15.62
Publisher: Mira Books
Published Date: May 26, 2020
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 5.31 X 0.81 X 8.0 inches | 0.56 pounds
ISBN: 9780778309499
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About the Author

Kerry Kletter holds a degree in literature and is the critically-acclaimed author of the young adult novel The First Time She Drowned. She also has an extensive background in theater, having appeared in film, television, and onstage. She lives in Los Angeles and adores her friends, her partner David, dogs, neuroscience, funny people, Montauk, surfing, and French fries. East Coast Girls is her first adult novel.

Reviews

"Kerry Kletter's East Coast Girls is a mix of gorgeous writing and page-turning suspense as four friends enjoy summer pleasures that lead to terrible mistakes, desperate choices, and, as we all hope from the ones we love, the grace of forgiveness."--Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Surfside Sisters

"With lush prose and poignant reflections on fate, forks in the road, and the power of female friendships, East Coast Girls is a book whose pages demand to be both snuck in under the covers late into the night and savored. I've already made a permanent place for it right beside Judy Blume's Summer Sisters in the bookshelf of my heart."--Chandler Baker, New York Times bestselling author of Whisper Network

"East Coast Girls is a dazzling and thoughtful beach read that brings to life the unique friendship of four unforgettable characters, a gorgeous Montauk setting, and a driving mystery that touches on timely feminist themes. Readers of Elin Hilderbrand and J Courtney Sullivan will devour this book."--Brenda Novak, New York Times bestselling author of One Perfect Summer

"A powerful and compassionate story where young lives are forever altered in the aftermath of tragedy. Beautifully layered with hope, sorrow, and keen observations into the complexities of the heart."--Beth Hoffman, New York Times bestselling author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

"With equal parts true grit and big heart, East Coast Girls is an unputdownable exploration of the enduring bonds--and unexpected tests--of friendship, love, and who we are deep down."--Mia March, author of The Meryl Streep Movie Club

"A brilliant firecracker of a book. East Coast Girls perfectly captures that time in a girl's life when friendship and the summer sun is enough to make you feel invincible--and the fallout when you realize that you're not. A beautiful, heartfelt, and life-affirming story about the things worth holding onto and those moments when you just have to let go."--Emily Henry, author of Beach Read


Praise for The First Time She Drowned

"Beautiful, passionate. . . [Kletter is] a writer of great distinction and infinite promise." --Pat Conroy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Prince of Tides

"Sentence by sentence . . . one of the most lyrical novels I've ever read. Haunting and exquisite." -- Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything

"A toxic relationship takes center stage in Kletter's lyrical, emotional novel...Cassie's biggest revelation is a punch in the gut."--Entertainment Weekly

"This raw, evocative read is one you won't want to miss."--Buzzfeed

"Kletter's excellent debut novel incorporates the dubious reliability of Cassie's narration with the psychological mind games played her cruelly self-absorbed mother."--Booklist, starred review

"Structurally, Drowned reads like a noir thriller masquerading as a college coming-of-age story...The writing is beautiful, insightful, and often shockingly witty."--LA Review of Books