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Summerland

Elin Hilderbrand

On a warm June evening, the students of Nantucket High School on Nantucket Island gather for an annual tradition: a bonfire on the beach. Before the night is over, a horrible crash leaves Penny Alistair dead, her twin brother, Hobby, in a coma, and Penny’s boyfriend Jake and their friend Demeter unharmed but wracked with guilt. Why would Penny purposely drive all of them over an embankment? What did Demeter, who had been drinking, say to Penny on the beach? Could it have been about Jake’s indiscretion at a party or Hobby’s just before prom? Page-turning women’s fiction from the author of Silver Girl (2011).