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The Summer Guest

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2010

    Beautiful story...

    I chose this book after reading The Passage. Although The Summer Guest could not be more different than The Passage, Mr. Cronin is obviously a born storyteller. I felt like I was at the camp in Maine, listening fireside, to this beautiful tale of two families over several generations. I can't wait to discuss this wonderful book with the members of my book club.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

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    Good character driven story....

    Justin Cronin is a wonderful writer. This story is richly told with solid characters and an interesting tale of the soap opera that is our everyday lives. The narration gets a little confusing at times in that it's a little hard to remember who is currently telling the story, but if you read an entire chapter at a time, you will be able to overcome that concern.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2005

    wonderful

    I loved this book! It kept me interested and I couldn't put it down. Each chapter left me hanging so I couldn't wait to pick it back up again. Looking forward to trying Cronin's other novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2004

    Don't miss this one!

    I can't recommend this book highly enough -- it is the best book that I have read in quite some time. The writing is absolutely beautiful, the characters are so fully developed you'll feel like you know them, and the story is very moving. LOVED IT!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2014

    Beautifully written. Don't usually like novels that are told f

    Beautifully written. Don't usually like novels that are told from the viewpoint of multiple characters but that worked very well in this book. Looking forward to reading more by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Beautiful

    Bravo! This book is just beautiful...i feel that i even learned about the dignity of death and how its the point where the ends of a circle meet.

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  • Posted October 15, 2011

    recommend

    i read justin cronans passage which was excellant so i gave this a try its very good jumps about a bit but still good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2006

    don't miss this one!

    I loved this book. And found it very compelling. It is beautifully written and I was sorry when I came to the end. It is a treat to read a book that has not only likable but believable characters. Don't believe the cover blurb calling it a good summertime read! It can definitely stand up to fall and winter too.

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