Jennifer Weiner: The Summer Place

Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Titcomb's Bookshop and The Sandwich Public Library are so excited to invite you to a fantastic evening with celebrated author Jennifer Weiner!

Ticket price includes 1 copy of The Summer Place. If you have already purchased the book through Titcomb's Bookshop, please email rae@titcombsbookshop.com for a ticket. If you'd like to bring a friend to the event but don't want to purchase two books, you may purchase the "Plus 1" ticket option for $5.

We will accept walk-ins, but it is not guaranteed you will be able to get a book, as we have limited extra stock.

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Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen books, including That Summer, Big Summer, Mrs. Everything, In Her Shoes, Good in Bed, and a memoir in essays, Hungry Heart. She has appeared on many national television programs, including Today and Good Morning America, and her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among other newspapers and magazines. Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.

ABOUT THE SUMMER PLACE

When her twenty-two-year-old stepdaughter announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, Sarah Danhauser is shocked. But the wheels are in motion. Headstrong Ruby has already set a date (just three months away!) and spoken to her beloved safta, Sarah’s mother Veronica, about having the wedding at the family’s beach house on Cape Cod. Sarah might be worried, but Veronica is thrilled to be bringing the family together one last time before putting the big house on the market.

But the road to a wedding day usually comes with a few bumps. Ruby has always known exactly what she wants, but as the wedding date approaches, she finds herself grappling with the wounds left by the mother who walked out when she was a baby. Veronica ends up facing unexpected news, thanks to her meddling sister, and must revisit the choices she made long ago, when she was a bestselling novelist with a different life. Sarah’s twin brother, Sam, is recovering from a terrible loss, and confronting big questions about who he is—questions he hopes to resolve during his stay on the Cape. Sarah’s husband, Eli, who’s been inexplicably distant during the pandemic, confronts the consequences of a long ago lapse from his typical good-guy behavior. And Sarah, frustrated by her husband, concerned about her stepdaughter, and worn out by challenges of life during quarantine, faces the alluring reappearance of someone from her past and a life that could have been.

When the wedding day arrives, lovers are revealed as their true selves, misunderstandings take on a life of their own, and secrets come to light. There are confrontations and revelations that will touch each member of the extended family, ensuring that nothing will ever be the same.

From “the undisputed boss of the beach read” (The New York Times), The Summer Place is a testament to family in all its messy glory; a story about what we sacrifice and how we forgive. Enthralling, witty, big-hearted, and sharply observed, this is Jennifer Weiner’s love letter to the Outer Cape and the power of home, the way our lives are enriched by the people we call family, and the endless ways love can surprise us.

Event address: 
Sandwich Town Hall
130
Sandwich, MA 02563
Books: 
The Summer Place: A Novel By Jennifer Weiner Cover Image
$23.19
ISBN: 9781501133572
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atria Books - May 10th, 2022

That Summer: A Novel By Jennifer Weiner Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501133558
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington Square Press - April 5th, 2022

Big Summer: A Novel By Jennifer Weiner Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501133527
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington Square Press - April 6th, 2021

Mrs. Everything: A Novel By Jennifer Weiner Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501133497
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington Square Press - April 7th, 2020

Good in Bed (20th Anniversary Edition): A Novel By Jennifer Weiner Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781982158415
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Washington Square Press - September 7th, 2021