One Summer (Enhanced)

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Grand Central Publishing, Jun 14, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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The Enhanced Edition of One Summer includes:

An original video featuring David Baldacci

Author's notes, outlines, and manuscript edits

Audio excerpts from the David Baldacci novels Wish You Well and The Christmas Train

A special note to readers about the origins of One Summer

From #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci comes a moving family drama about learning to love again after heartbreak and loss.


It's almost Christmas, but there is no joy in the house of terminally ill Jack and his family. With only a short time left to live, he spends his last days preparing to say goodbye to his devoted wife, Lizzie, and their three children. Then, unthinkably, tragedy strikes again: Lizzie is killed in a car accident. With no one able to care for them, the children are separated from each other and sent to live with family members around the country. Just when all seems lost, Jack begins to recover in a miraculous turn of events. He rises from what should have been his deathbed, determined to bring his fractured family back together. Struggling to rebuild their lives after Lizzie's death, he reunites everyone at Lizzie's childhood home on the oceanfront in South Carolina. And there, over one unforgettable summer, Jack will begin to learn to love again, and he and his children will learn how to become a family once more.


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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

It is Christmas and Jack Armstrong is lying on his deathbed hoping to make it long enough to spend the holiday with his wife and children. The tragedy worsens when Jack’s wife is suddenly killed in a ... Read full review

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This is my first time reading David Baldacci and it won't be my last. I enjoyed this book a lot. It was difficult to put it down. It kept my interest throughout the book. I sort of guessed how it ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

David Baldacci lives with his family in Virginia. He and his wife have founded the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at and his foundation at

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