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The Resource The Summer Demands

The Summer Demands

Label
The Summer Demands
Title
The Summer Demands
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Shapiro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A sun-saturated tale of love and longing. . . Smart, funny, nuanced and seductive." -The Chicago Tribune Named one of the best books of the summer by O: The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The Chicago Tribune, BBC Culture, NYLON and more On the verge of her fortieth birthday and shaken by a recent miscarriage, Emily inherits an abandoned summer camp in Massachusetts. She and her husband move onto the property and make grand plans to revitalize the land. But they soon discover that their inheritance includes an unexpected guest. On a walk through the old campgrounds she once frequented as a girl, Emily finds, living undetected in one of the cabins, a magnetic twenty-two-year-old named Stella. As the two women begin spending time together-talking and drinking, swimming in the lake, watching seductive French films through long afternoons-Emily finds herself playing at performing various roles relative to Stella: friend, mother, lover. Each encounter they share promises to bring Emily a little closer to an understanding of her own identity, but it also puts her marriage and future at risk. How much does she really know about Stella? Why is Stella here, and what does she want, and what might she take with her, if and when she leaves? Taking place over a single summer in a landscape that refuses to be tamed, The Summer Demands is a beautiful, quietly startling exploration of the sting of seduction, of unspoken female rage, and of how desire and ambition shift over time. It advances Deborah Shapiro's place as one of America's most captivating writers-a novelist who "adroitly conveys women's complicated intimacy" (The New York Times Book Review)
Summary
On the verge of her fortieth birthday, and shaken by a recent miscarriage, Emily inherits an abandoned summer camp in Massachusetts and discovers a magnetic young woman living undetected in a cabin whose presence will force her to question everything she thought she knew
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10783723
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
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Deborah Shapiro
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The Summer Demands
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009219
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781948226318
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Summer Demands
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300009219
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781948226318
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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