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Summer People

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

an enjoyable tale starring a grieving family in crisis

Attorney Arch Newton died in a plane crash. His grief-stricken widow Beth decides to go ahead with their summer plans leaving Manhattan for Nantucket accompanied by their twin children Garrett and Winnie. Also joining the Newton trio is seventeen year old Marcus; the ...
Attorney Arch Newton died in a plane crash. His grief-stricken widow Beth decides to go ahead with their summer plans leaving Manhattan for Nantucket accompanied by their twin children Garrett and Winnie. Also joining the Newton trio is seventeen year old Marcus; the son of a client accused of killing her sister-in-law and niece Arch was defending before he died; Arch invited Marcus.

Grieving Garrett is angry with Marcus being with them as he blames the latter's mom for his dad's death. Nantucket native David, separated from his wife, wants a second chance with Beth who seems receptive foe a fling with her first love, but hides something from her wannabe lover and her offspring. Garrett and David's older daughter form a relationship as does Winnie with Marcus.

The third Nantucket family drama (see The Beach Club and Nantucket Nights) is an enjoyable tale starring a grieving family in crisis. The cast is solid just not as deep as should be with each one dealing with the summer of his or her discontent. Although not profound, Summer People is a fine tale of three interlocking families struggling to move on.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on April 20, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Boring Summer People

I can never resist a book whose 'blurb' promises a shocking secret. The only shock was that the composer of the blurb considered the secret in this book shocking. I did not like the characters at all - found them one-dimensional and the plot simplistic. My suggestion ...
I can never resist a book whose 'blurb' promises a shocking secret. The only shock was that the composer of the blurb considered the secret in this book shocking. I did not like the characters at all - found them one-dimensional and the plot simplistic. My suggestion is that you find better beach reading.

posted by Anonymous on August 28, 2004

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