My novella, That Last Summer, is receiving the Five Star Treatment over at Smorgasbord, thanks to Sally Cronin! Sally was previously featured on my blog, Reading Recommendations.
Today in the Five Star Treatment I am featuring a short story, That Last Summer, by Susan M. Toy. The story is set in the mid 1960s and follows the coming of age of Rachel who has been forced to leave behind her life and boyfriend in Toronto to spend the summer with her family at their cottage at Lone Pine Peak.
Review by Kim McCullough, author of Clearwater
Susan M. Toy captures the magic of the summer of ’65 in this tale of love and loss of innocence. The lake is alive with boys and girls, skiing and romancing. Rachel constantly spars with her younger sister, neither girl realizing the extent of life-changing problems that float below the surface for both a friend’s family and their own. Toy writes with confidence and elegance in That Last Summer and, as Juliet says in a famous scene performed around…
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