July 15, 2018

#BookReview of The Myth of Perpetual Summer by Susan Crandall


The Myth of Perpetual Summer
Reviewed By: Rachael
Publisher: Gallery Books
Recommended Age: Adult
Genre: Historical, Contemporary
About the Book: From the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties that harkens to both Ordinary Grace and The Secret Life of Bees.

Tallulah James’s parents’ volatile relationship, erratic behavior, and hands-off approach to child rearing set tongues to wagging in their staid Mississippi town, complicating her already uncertain life. She takes the responsibility of shielding her family’s reputation and raising her younger twin siblings onto her youthful shoulders.

If not for the emotional constants of her older brother, Griff, and her old guard Southern grandmother, she would be lost. When betrayal and death arrive hand in hand, she takes to the road, headed to what turns out to be the not-so-promised land of Southern California. The dysfunction of her childhood still echoes throughout her scattered family, sending her brother on a disastrous path and drawing her home again. There she uncovers the secrets and lies that set her family on the road to destruction.






About the Author: 
Alas, the rumor is true, Susan was a dental hygienist in her previous career. However, she "retired" from that profession many years ago and has been a full-time author ever since--thanks to all of you fabulous readers.

Susan grew up in a small Indiana town, married a guy from that town, and then moved to Chicago for a while. She is pleased to say that she has been back in her hometown for many years and plans to stay.

She's received a RITA, two National Reader's Choice Awards and a SIBA Award for Fiction. Her books include an Indie Next Pick, Okra Picks, a Target Book Club pick, and are popular with book clubs.
   

Do I Recommend this book? Stay faaaaaar away

Notes and Opinions: I just forced myself to read this book. I didn't like or connect with any of the characters and the way the plot was going, it just didn't match the synopsis. From the way it sounded I expected Tallulah to be there for her family through and through but when trouble started she ran. Opposite of "She takes the responsibility of shielding her family’s reputation and raising her younger twin siblings onto her youthful shoulders." It was hard to get through.
 
 









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