Sooooo, this was totally not my typical read, so this will be short. I did enjoy the novel. It was a different sort fo read and fun to spend an afternoon on.
The novel follows different members of a family through a summer. They each tell their won experiences and you get to kind of see life through their eyes. It was a novel about the ins and outs of a family and all the chaos that either makes of breaks it.
The Long, Hot Summer is the type of book that would make a great indie film.
Sorry folks, thats all I have got. If you love contemporary fiction, than this is your jam. Plenty of laugh, a few shocks, and as always, a good dose of tears.
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Nine Lives. Four Generations. One Family. The MacEntees are no ordinary family.
Determined to be different from other people, they have carved out a place for themselves in Irish life by the sheer force of their personalities. But when a series of misfortunes befall them over the course of one long hot summer, even the MacEntees will struggle to make sense of who they are.
As media storms rage about them and secrets rise to the surface, Deirdre plans a family party for her 80th birthday-and with it one final, shocking surprise.
From Kathleen MacMahon, the Number One bestselling author of This is How it Ends
, comes this powerful and poignant novel capturing a moment in the life of one family.