What to Read: Book Reviews From Real Simple Readers
Reviewer: Meena Sajwani; age 30; writer/producer; New York City.
Meena’s assessment: This novel traces the life of a family as they spend summers at their New England seaside estate. Beginning in 1942 and ending in 1999, it explores sibling politics, the power of nostalgia, and how, try as we might, we can never escape the reach of outside forces. As they gossiped, chatted, and laughed, the characters reminded me of my own relatives. A perfect coffee-cup-in-hand Sunday read.
To buy: $26, amazon.com.