A great beach read for those about to head off for August vacations: A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams. Williams, who lives with her husband and children in Greenwich, wrote the book about two 1938 New York socialites who meet up at the same Rhode Island summer community they grew up in. Sarah Kirkus called it “the summer’s big beach read,” and the book delivers.
As adults, the lives of the characters in A Hundred Summers have taken complicated twists and turns, thanks to the faltering economy; one of them even married the other’s long-time love to secure her place in society. The characters are compelling, and the plot makes you want to dig your heels into the sand and keep turning pages.
Another book to watch this season: Emily Liebert, an adorable mom of two and writer in Larchmont, recently sent us her second novel You Knew Me When. It’s about a woman who inherits money from a former neighbor and reluctantly returns home to the people and places she left behind.
The novel, which comes out September 3, is a sweet tale of earning second chances and reconnecting with close friends, no matter how different your lives have become. Fun to read? Absolutely. The first chapter hooked me in that Devil Wears Prada kind of way: smart, fun, and so true to life.
Meet Emily Liebert at Pink on Palmer in Larchmont on September 19th from 5pm to 8pm. There will be cocktails, small bites and a book signing. She’s holding events in Armonk. Check her website for additional details.