Windchill Summer

Windchill Summer

by Norris Church Mailer
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Windchill Summer by Norris Church Mailer

“A CAPTIVATING READ . . . WINDCHILL SUMMER HAS ALL THE ELEMENTS. . . . A LITTLE MYSTERY, SOME HUMOR,
[AND] A DASH OF CHARM.”
–The Denver Post

“WONDERFULLY SATISFYING AND APPEALING . . . It’s the summer of 1969 in a place called Sweet Valley, Arkansas. Cherry and Baby [are] soon to be college seniors at the dinky university just a few miles away. . . . It all looks like a pleasant, predictable American life, but a long second look reveals that things aren’t exactly what they seem to be. . . . [Mailer] loves her characters, and we fall in love with them, too.”
–The Washington Post Book World

“IN GENTLY ROLLING SOUTHERN CADENCES, MAILER CAPTURES THE HORMONAL UPS AND DOWNS OF YOUNG WOMEN TEETERING ON THE VERGE OF ADULTHOOD.”
–Entertainment Weekly

“THIS WINSOME COMING-OF-AGE NOVEL OFFERS MUCH TO MANY. Cherry, the narrator, is my kind of woman: good-looking, straight-talking, and able to describe what it’s like to get amorous when you’re wearing ten thousand petticoats. Most important, she’s willing to decide for herself what’s true.”
–ELIZABETH BERG

“SMOOTHLY WRITTEN, SWEETLY SENTIMENTAL.”
–The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345435330
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/03/2001
Series: Reader's Circle Series
Edition description: 1 BALLANTI
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Norris Church Mailer was raised in Arkansas, and now lives on Cape Cod with her husband of twenty-five years, Norman Mailer. She is the mother of two sons, and the stepmother of five daughters and two sons. This is her first book.

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Windchill Summer 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I felt the murder plot was a little under-developed. I kept reading to find out who-done-it and it was a bit of a let down. Some of the Vietnam war crimes mentioned are headlines in today's paper. I did like the writing style and the main character, Cherry. But, I pictured her as a very tall, gawky albino which is how she was described but couldn't throw beautiful into the mix as they wanted me to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being a child born in the 60's, I don't know much about the Vietnam War, and what I do know I've learned from fictional stories such as this one. It helped me to understand what the men went through and what they had to overcome after coming back to the U.S. This story was exciting and intriguing. It was hard not to go to the end of the book and see who the real murderer of Carlene was. The character of Cherry was humorous, laughed at herself, and was sensitive and charming, as well as extremely naive. I enjoyed reading this story through her eyes, and I give Norris Church Mailer 5 stars for her first novel. Bravo!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I really could identify with the characters. It also really brought home the realities of the Viet Nam war and what people were struggling with during that time.