by Dean Bakopoulos
Hardcover, 368 pages
We have had our fair share of hot summer days this year, and this book is the perfect companion for those days. The cover can be a bit deceptive, however, as this is not your typical lighthearted beach read. In the course of one hot summer night, Claire and Don Lowry discover that married life isn't quite what they expected. The characters in this novel are complex and real. They are questioning what they are doing and where they are going in life. Beautifully written and filled with both sadness and dark humor, Summerlong explores the humanity is those everyday characters that we all know and may relate to more than we'd like to admit.