The Summer We Read Gatsby

The Summer We Read Gatsby

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ISBN-13: 9781400115648
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 05/27/2010
Edition description: Unabridged CD
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Danielle Ganek is the author of the critically praised Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him and a former editor at Mademoiselle and Woman's Day magazines.

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated over three hundred audiobooks. With a prestigious Audie Award and four AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt, Justine is multilingual and is known for her great facility with accents.

What People are Saying About This

Elin Hilderbrand

What a charming book! Danielle Ganek's The Summer We Read Gatsby is a fully engrossing page turner filled with delightful characters and sumptuous details about one perfect July in the Hamptons. Like summer itself, this bewitching novel will leave you half in love and yearning for more. (Elin Hilderbrand, author of Barefoot)

From the Publisher

"Even though many of the novel's revelations can be seen a mile away, getting there is a fun, witty, and surprisingly moving trip." —-Publishers Weekly

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The Summer We Read Gatsby 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
RebeccaPlaine More than 1 year ago
An entertaining read
Arta922 More than 1 year ago
The Summer We Read Gatsby is absolutely one of the must reads of the summer! I devoured it like an ice cream sundae on a hot summer day! It is such a delicious page turner and sprinkled with wit. Every reader can identify with the stacked themes of love, family, and relationships which are loaded like scoops of ice cream. Each with their unique flavor yet melting into such a rich story. The intertwined mystery just swirls like caramel sauce so smoothly throughout the story building up to the climax. And the ending is just like the cherry on top! What a delightful treat! It totally hit the spot and I can wait for more.
justabookreader on LibraryThing 21 days ago
When their Aunt Lydia dies, half-sisters Pecksland Moriarty and Stella Blue Cassandra Olivia Moriarty, become the executors of her will. She has asked something rather simple of the two --- spend one last summer at her ramshackle cottage in the Hamptons, aptly named Fool's House, before selling it and, while there, find a thing of utmost value.Pecksland, Peck for short, and Cassie, although Peck prefers to call her Stella, are exact opposites. Peck, an actress, is all drama with an outfit and shoes for every occasion. She is always concerned with a ¿situation¿ which can range from a true problem to her sister's lack of fashion sense. Cassie is a journalist and translator living in Switzerland and cares little for fashion much to the horror of her sister. She's a recent divorcee deeply mourning her aunt's death and has little in common with the sister she doesn't always believe she's related to.Aunt Lydia was a devotee of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby and she's instilled that same love in her nieces. The book, and all their aunt loved about it, is the source of Peck and Cassie's greatest memories of their aunt and the cottage. Aunt Lydia also liked to think of herself as a patron of the arts and always had an artist living at Fool's House to give it that artsy vibe. The current resident is an unusual character that neither sister can figure out but, since he was there at the request of their aunt, they're willing to live with him and his antics until they can decide what to do with the place.Spending their days sorting through papers and looking for a thing of utmost value bring Peck and Cassie a closeness they never thought possible. They decide to carry out their aunt's wishes and host the official Fool's Party to open the summer. The party, which is a success, leaves the sisters with a problem --- a painting which hung over the fireplace for as long as they both remember goes missing and they begin to speculate that it might actually be the thing of great value. The two gather a strange and wonderful cast of characters to help them find the painting and in the process, find a family, find love, and find they really are sisters with a lot in common.I remember reading The Great Gatsby and falling in love with the setting and the characters and wondering if people like these characters actually existed in the world. They do, just not in the world I live in. But that didn't stop me from me from being fascinated anyway. I felt much the same about this book. Ganek brings together some truly wonderful characters that make you want to rush off to live at Fool's House. Peck is full of fun and brings a new outlook to life that Cassie never let herself imagine. The sisters inhabit a strange little world and in an odd way it brings the two together.It's a chick-lit sort of book with some fabulous characters, the beach, and a little romance. Witty and sarcastic at times, Ganek makes it easy for you to fall for her characters. You don't have to be on the beach to enjoy this book but I think it's certainly an excellent summer book. Ganek will make you smile and want to break out the beach chair.
ccayne on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I'm not sure why I finished this book. I guess I just kept thinking it had to get better; it didn't. Ganek has received good reviews for this and her previous book. This was bad - stock characters, ridiculous and predictable plot, although there were moments of humor.
libsue on LibraryThing 21 days ago
If you are one of "those" and go to the Hamptons (or "The Country") you may enjoy this summer read about half sisters that find each other as they sort through their beloved Aunt's house in South Hampton, NY. If you are looking for literary, or funny look elsewhere.
dablackwood on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I listened to about the first third of this book in my car and had to stop. The woman who reads it has the most annoying voice ever. Her accents are totally fake and unnatural and completely turned me off of completing the book. Who cares what happens to Peck and Stella? Not me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun little read. Pretty quick but cute.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed ever word - except for the epilogue
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mjmutch More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, great characters and a fun setting.  Loved the relationship between the sisters.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an entertaining journey this story provides. The author is especially skilled at solid characterization, as well as creating a beautiful setting and an interesting plot. Give this book a try. You will want to read more by Ganek.
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I'm surprised it doesn't have more stars recommending it overall. I love this story, it is quirky and poignant and entertaining all at once.
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