Summer Hours (Original)


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$16.99  $15.80
Graydon House
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5.9 X 8.9 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

AMY MASON DOAN is the author of The Summer List, Summer Hours, and Lady Sunshine. She earned a BA in English from UC Berkeley and an MA in journalism from Stanford University, and has written for The Oregonian, San Francisco Chronicle, and Forbes, among other publications. She grew up in Danville, California, and now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.



"Engaging and nostalgic, Summer Hours is a story of friendship, love, and golden moments. Doan's writing sweeps you away to the high-speed, sun-soaked backdrop of nineties California and takes you on a woman's journey toward finding herself."
--Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient

"This moving story paints a portrait of the mistakes we all make in youth and leaves the reader with the hopeful reminder that sometimes the things we're nostalgic for can be had again if we're willing to work for them. A great read for the now grown-up fans of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants or Judy Blume. Summer Hours is a perfect summer read."

"Fantastic. Wistful, mysterious, sparkling with secrets, scenery, and some steaminess. I raced through Summer Hours in a day!"
--Meg Donohue, USA Today bestselling author

"A sweet, satisfying love story.... Doan spins an unforgettable tale."
--BookPage, Summer Reading Roundup

"[P]ast and present collid[e] in surprising and affecting ways in this bittersweet story of summers past."
--PopSugar, Books Better Than A Summer Vacation

"With Summer Hours, Amy Mason Doan deftly explores the powerful pull of the past and the way nostalgia informs our lives. A beautifully crafted story of love, ambition, and friendship."
--Jamie Brenner, bestselling author of The Forever Summer and Drawing Home

"Summer Hours is a dreamy, nostalgic coming-of-age tale full of wisdom and heart. I love this book."
--Andrea Dunlop, author of She Regrets Nothing

"Summer Hours is a mesmerizing illustration of how our youthful choices circle around to impact us later. Amy Mason Doan's voice is funny and vivid and infinitely readable."
--Kimmery Martin, author of The Queen of Hearts

"A touching novel of friendship, forgiveness and compassion."
--Abbi Waxman, author of The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

"A beautifully rendered and indelible story. Amy Mason Doan crafts an immersive world filled with vivid locations and complex people. I sank into all of it and didn't want to leave."
--Julie Clark, author of The Ones We Choose

"A perfect combination of When Harry Met Sally and The Graduate." --Bethany Beach Books, Staff Pick