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The Summer We Read Gatsby: A Novel
by Danielle Ganek

Published: 2010-05-27
Hardcover : 292 pages
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A delightful comedy of manners about two sisters who must set aside their differences when they inherit a house in the Hamptons

Half-sisters Cassie and Peck could not be more different. Cassie is a newly divorced journalist with her feet firmly planted on the ground; Peck is a ...
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(A delightful comedy of manners about two sisters who must set aside their differences when they inherit a house in the Hamptons

Half-sisters Cassie and Peck could not be more different. Cassie is a newly divorced journalist with her feet firmly planted on the ground; Peck is a vintage-obsessed actress with her head in the clouds. In fact, the only thing they seem to have in common is their inheritance of Fool's House, a rundown cottage left to them by their beloved Aunt Lydia. But Cassie and Peck can't afford the house, and they can't agree on anything, much less what to do with the place. Plus, along with the house, they've inherited an artist-inresidence and self-proclaimed genius named Biggsy who seems to bring suspiciously bad luck wherever he goes. As these two likable sisters try to understand their aunt's puzzling instructions to "seek a thing of utmost value" from within the house, they're both distracted by romantic entanglements with men from their pasts. The Summer We Read Gatsby, set in the end-of-an-era summer of 2008, is filled with fabulous parties, eccentric characters, and insider society details that showcase Ganek's pitch-perfect sense of style and wit.

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Yes don't read it.
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  "The Summer we read Gatsbydidnt like the book"by MissMeow (see profile) 04/09/15

Didn't like the book.not interesting.

 
  "Truly Beach Reading"by YourHighness (see profile) 02/04/15

A good beach read, but if you are looking for a strong story line or thought-provoking writing with depth, this book is not for you.

 
  "Gatsby inspired comedy"by lollygil (see profile) 09/03/10

This summer my bookclub did read Gatsby, so I had to recommend this to the group! It is a fun light beach read that incorporates the Gatsby story with the Hamptons! I loved it!

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