All the Summer Girls: A Novel

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HarperCollins, May 21, 2013 - Fiction - 288 pages
17 Reviews

In Philadelphia, good girl Kate is dumped by her fiancé the day she learns she is pregnant with his child. In New York City, beautiful stay-at-home mom Vanessa finds herself obsessively searching the Internet for news of an old flame. And in San Francisco, Dani, an aspiring writer who can't seem to put down a book—or a cocktail—long enough to open her laptop, has just been fired . . . again.

In an effort to regroup, Kate, Vanessa, and Dani retreat to the New Jersey beach town where they once spent their summers. Emboldened by the seductive cadences of the shore, the women begin to realize just how much their lives, and friendships, have been shaped by the choices they made one fateful night on the beach eight years earlier—and the secrets that now threaten to surface.

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User Review  - Elizabeth Schlatter - Goodreads

Only while reading this book did I realize the common chick-lit, summer reading plot device, which is... a group of women go to the beach together and secrets are revealed (!!). This can mean each ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deborah - Goodreads

I had similar experiences after college,although it wasn't in a beach setting.I was able to identify with the three main characters in the story. It quickly brought me back to a time when we were all ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Meg Donohue is the author of How to Eat a Cupcake. She has an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, their two young daughters, and their dog.

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