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The Summer We Fell Apart: A Novel
by Robin Antalek

Published: 2009-12-16
Kindle Edition : 386 pages
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“[A] well-crafted and cunning debut novel…a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.”
Publishers Weekly

The Summer We Fell Apart by newcomer Robin Antalek is a poignant, funny, and totally engrossing novel of family disasters and sibling rivalry—and it marks the debut of ...

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“[A] well-crafted and cunning debut novel…a testament to the resilience of the human spirit.”
Publishers Weekly

The Summer We Fell Apart by newcomer Robin Antalek is a poignant, funny, and totally engrossing novel of family disasters and sibling rivalry—and it marks the debut of a pitch-perfect new voice in contemporary American fiction. Antalek’s tale of the trials and many tribulations of the hapless and more than a little dysfunctional Haas family recalls the work of Sue Miller and Ann Beattie—and is a wonderful introduction to a superb writer whose short fiction has been nominated for numerous awards, including the Glimmer Train’s Family Matter’s and Short-Story Award and the Bellingham Review’s Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

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  "The Summer We Fell Apart"by NewMexicoTam (see profile) 06/11/10

the sexual scenes went a little too far for my taste. i didn't have a problem with the gay sex, but with the descriptiveness of the more non-hygienic parts the hetero's engaged in. TMI. guess you'd... (read more)

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