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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Quick, fun summer read

The Summer Girls - Mary Alice Monroe

When I retire, I plan to buy a small trailer - something like this:



And hitch it to my tow vehicle and drive all over the United States for a year or two with my husband. I want something small because I plan to spend a lot of time checking out brew pubs, out-of-the-way diners, finding festivals in small towns, and just generally spending very little time in the trailer, and a lot of time exploring. I will wear nothing but capri style pants, Converse all-stars in a rainbow of colors, and comfortable shirts, and we will walk and bike and eat fresh food purchased from farmer's markets, and visit every single state.


So, when I read, I collect locations that I want to visit. And the South Carolina low country is one of those places:



Tidal estuaries, sweet tea, wide porches and sea breezes. So, this book is a cute story set in South Carolina, about three women, half-sisters, who return to their grandmother's house for one summer. Each of them is at a cross-roads in their own lives, grappling with a legacy of unhappiness and emotional neglect from their father. 


This is the first installment in a three book cycle, and ends rather abruptly. It's a summer story, and this is the perfect time of year to read.