Summertime reviewed by Emma


Summertime is a shocking and appalling tale – but absolutely captivating.  It taps into an era that feels so long ago in many ways, and yet hauntingly near.  A fictionalised account of one of the worst natural disasters in US history, Summertime captures the build up – environmentally, socially, politically – to the storm.

Hurricane season, racial prejudice, displaced servicemen and a new political era engulfs Heron Key and plays out in a beautiful love story between Missy and Henry.  The ‘great divides’ explored in this book brings to light the devastating effects of prejudice and makes you so very grateful that humankind is finding its way past such tragedy.

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