In the summer of 1956, Melvin White arrived in the Catskill Mountains to work as a busboy in the dining room of a summer resort hotel. Melvin is there to earn money for college expenses and is in search of sex and maybe love. Harlan Hawthorne of Harvard College, and Ron Alter a tough New York kid, are his roommates and they are as different as Cambridge and the Bronx. Harlan is a handsome, charming sophisticated and a magnet for women of all ages. Melvin hopes Harlan will help educate him in the ways of seduction and he aspires to apprentice himself to this embodiment of grace and style. But it is street-smart Ron who introduces Melvin to sexual opportunities. He also introduces him to the legend of Judge Carter, the notorious jurist who disappeared in August 1930. Is the judge buried in the well on the hotel property or is he living a few miles away? While trying to answer this question Melvin meets his first love, Sarah, and he is transformed, first by ecstasy and then by a shocking betrayal.
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About the Author
Sidney hart has been a psychiatrist for over 40 years. Educated In New York City at Columbia College and then at Albert Einstein College of medicine, he has been on the clinical faculty at Albert Einstein and Yale Medical School. While he had several professional publications and book reviews, he enjoys writing fiction on the side. He completed his first novel, "Smile of Smiles" in 1987. Scott Meredith, the literary agent who represented Norman Mailer and Carl Sagan, said this about his novel: "You can really write and this is one of the more impressive first novels I've seen over the years… " However the flaws of a first novel made him unwilling to represent the author and it remains unpublished. Summer Accommodations followed and was published originally in 2005. Since that time Sidney Hart has been writing short stories, one of which is currently unser consideration for publication in the English Literary magazine, Granta