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The summer friend : a memoir  Cover Image Book Book

The summer friend : a memoir / Charles McGrath.

McGrath, Charles, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0593321154
  • ISBN: 9780593321157
  • ISBN: 9780593321157 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0593321154 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780593321157
  • ISBN: 0593321154
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi Book"
Summary, etc.:
"A wistful look back at family, youth, and the intoxicating magic of New England summers, as well as a rumination on friendship and loss, by an esteemed writer and essayist and the former editor of The New York Times Book Review. We all have vivid memories of summers past and the bright skin of youth: of those first days when school has ended; of long days of leisure and pleasure reading dog-eared paperbacks; of camps or cottages or vacation spots we returned to every year; of family road trips and their attendant stresses; of our sexual awakenings and longings; of first dates and becoming lovestruck; of fireworks and lawn games; of penny candies and thunderstorms and drive-in movie theaters; of bracing swims and inevitable sunburns; of outdoor showers and sandy feet; and, who can forget, of timeless friendships forged. In Summer, Charles McGrath looks back at his younger days and the pleasures of summer with affection and longing, recalling with a gimlet eye experiences familiar to so many of us. But he also looks back with a clarity that suggests many of our memories may have become idealized over time. More than a tribute to seasons past, Summer is also a poignant story about friendship, about two men from different backgrounds who come together late in life, bonding over shared experiences, experiences born in the saddle of summer and beyond, and with children afoot. Later, when his friend is stricken with cancer, their relationship is imbued with new measure and meaning"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: McGrath, Charles > Childhood and youth.
Journalists > United States > Biography.
Editors > United States > Biography.
New England > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 4 of 7 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 1 current hold with 7 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Canterbury Public Library BIO MCGRATH MCGRATH (Text) 33190153989314 Adult New Available -
Kent Library Association - Kent B McG (Text) 33410150974915 Adult New Nonfiction In transit -
Kent Memorial Library - Suffield NEW 818 MCGRATH (Text) 32518152932904 Adult Nonfiction Available -
New Milford Public Library B MCGRATH (Text) 34021152985012 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Norfolk Library BIO MCGRATH MCG (Text) 36058010300347 Adult New Biography Checked out 07/31/2022
Ridgefield Library B McGRATH (Text) 34010154151178 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Tolland Public Library B McGRATH (Text) 34051151056507 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/11/2022

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