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The Summer After June

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Ashley Warlick's prizewinning first novel, THE DISTANCE FROM THE HEART OF THINGS, won nationwide acclaim for its portrayal of a young woman both smart and loving. Gail Godwin declared it "an occasion for rejoicing, as fresh and needed as rain after a drought." THE SUMMER AFTER JUNE also centers on a woman who thinks fast and trusts herself, in a page-turning story that str ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published January 4th 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Tania
Aug 23, 2015 Tania rated it did not like it
I hate this book with all my heart, but not because of that you should hate it too. I find this book really long and some parts even unnecessarily, the female character was so plain and really silly at sometimes but mostly selfish, she drag his nephew with her and all those around her that try to help. Maybe this book has a deep meaning that a much older person than me could understand but for now I didn't find it so maybe in 10 years I would re-read it and change my opinion about it, so wait my ...more
Sandy
Jan 01, 2011 Sandy rated it liked it
It's a touching story about a young woman's journey in dealing with the murder of her older sister. She makes a significant decision of where to go and what to do, and you slowly travel with her as she makes her way. I recommend it, it's not a long read, and it is packed with heartfelt emotions and family relationships.
Wphorse
May 07, 2009 Wphorse rated it it was ok
this was not as good as her first novel "Distance from the heart of things." It was too ... disconcerting.
Ruth
Aug 29, 2009 Ruth rated it really liked it
This was a sad little tale with wonderful imagery.I swear I could smell the sea air and the gardens as I read this. I want to go to Galveston!
Lisa King
Jan 23, 2009 Lisa King rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely and lyrical. It held me dear.
Marguerite
Apr 07, 2008 Marguerite rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Women
Found this at the library, and had a hard time putting it down. I went back for Warlick's first novel, and was disappointed.
R Nagasawa
Jan 27, 2008 R Nagasawa rated it liked it
Full of grief but so interestingly written...
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Jan 19, 2008 Tommy marked it as read_me_piles
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Ashley Warlick is the author of four novels. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship and the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship, her work has appeared in The Oxford American, McSweeney’s, Redbook, and Garden and Gun, among others. She teaches fiction in the MFA program at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the editor of the South Carolina food magazine edibleUpcountry. Warlick is ...more
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