Windchill Summer

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Ballantine Books, 2001 - Fiction - 432 pages
2 Reviews
“A CAPTIVATING READ . . .WINDCHILL SUMMERHAS ALL THE ELEMENTS. . . . A LITTLE MYSTERY, SOME HUMOR,
[AND] A DASH OF CHARM.”
–The Denver Post

“WONDERFULLY SATISFYING AND APPEALING . . . It’s the summer of 1969 in a place called Sweet Valley, Arkansas. Cherry and Baby [are] soon to be college seniors at the dinky university just a few miles away. . . . It all looks like a pleasant, predictable American life, but a long second look reveals that things aren’t exactly what they seem to be. . . . [Mailer] loves her characters, and we fall in love with them, too.”
–The Washington Post Book World

“IN GENTLY ROLLING SOUTHERN CADENCES, MAILER CAPTURES THE HORMONAL UPS AND DOWNS OF YOUNG WOMEN TEETERING ON THE VERGE OF ADULTHOOD.”
–Entertainment Weekly

“THIS WINSOME COMING-OF-AGE NOVEL OFFERS MUCH TO MANY. Cherry, the narrator, is my kind of woman: good-looking, straight-talking, and able to describe what it’s like to get amorous when you’re wearing ten thousand petticoats. Most important, she’s willing to decide for herself what’s true.”
–ELIZABETH BERG

“SMOOTHLY WRITTEN, SWEETLY SENTIMENTAL.”
–The New York Times Book Review

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User Review  - jayne_charles - LibraryThing

I think apart from one or two characters, everyone in this book was nice. Loads and loads of really nice characters getting along together. Even the nasty ones had a nice side. In such a book I would ... Read full review

WINDCHILL SUMMER

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An ambitious, if overplotted, coming-of-ager chronicles the summer of '69, when a murder in a small Arkansas town is connected to the Vietnam War and leads to unsettling revelations.The story is told ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Norris Church Mailer was raised in Arkansas, and now lives on Cape Cod with her husband of twenty-five years, Norman Mailer. She is the mother of two sons, and the stepmother of five daughters and two sons. This is her first book.

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