Last Summer of the World

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.55 X 8.26 X 0.96 inches | 0.69 pounds

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About the Author
Emily Mitchell is a native Mainer and lifelong lover of ponies and rhymes. She has three kids of her own, Elliott, Willa, and Maggie, and more ponies than she count, but she doesn't have a moose...yet! Emily majored in English at Princeton and earned her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law, but currently spends her time selling horses, teaching riding lessons, and writing children's books, so she is used to forging a slightly different path than what she originally planned...just like Tabitha Ruth! Her family has loved this story for a few years already, and now she can't wait to share Tabitha Ruth and Pony with the rest of the world.
In this debut novel, the life of a celebrated artist is imagined with the sensibility of a seasoned author...With a plot relentless in its inevitability, and the language shifting from spare to lush, Mitchell's voice is refined and graceful depicting what is not: war and the dissolution of a marriage.-- "Providence Journal"
Her story, written with grace and precision, doesn't want for scope, and Ms. Mitchell's shrewd restraint lends her work a concentrated power.-- "New York Sun"
Beautifully rendered.-- "Salon"
Finely in detail...Mitchell has a lyrical sensibility and a glorious ability to write about art.-- "Madison Capital Times"
Dazzling...a devastating portrait of the insanity of war.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review)"
Mitchell's prose is engaging and spirited...A striking novel highlighting the rich experience of artists in Europe in the early 1900s and the inner life of a conflicted individual.-- "Library Journal"
Mitchell vividly imagines the terror of these historic dogfights...Enriching her intensely psychological tale with cameos of Auguste Rodin and others. Mitchell evokes the spell of creativity and the pain of rupture when following one's vision severely complicates relationships.-- "Booklist"
Mitchell has chosen an innovative and unusual narrative structure of chronological fragmentation...Mitchell establishes a context for individual photographs and deftly handles moments of personal crisis in Steichen's life and career...A novel in which the chaos and fragmentation of war mirror the chaos and fragmentation of personal relationships.-- "Kirkus Reviews"