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That Summer: A Novel


Jennifer Weiner

FROM THE BOOK JACKET: Daisy Shoemaker cant sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content. But her teenage daughter can be a handful, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends. Still, Daisy knows shes got it good. So why is she up all night?

While Daisy tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, shes also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own. While Daisys driving carpools, Diana is chairing meetings. While Daisys making dinner, Dianas making plans to reorganize corporations. Dianas glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisys simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who IS this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy?

Jennifer Weiner (Author of Good in Bed)AUTHOR INFO: Jennifer Weiner is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven books, which have spent a combined five years on the bestseller list, with over 15 million copies in print in thirty-six countries. Her iconic debut Good in Bed is now in its fifty-ninth printing. In Her Shoes was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine. Her newest novel, All Fall Down, has become one of the best-reviewed novels of the year, hailed as compulsively readable by The New York Times Book Review. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia.


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