The Summer We Read Gatsby: A Novel by Danielle Ganek

By Danielle Ganek

When estranged sisters inherit a Hamptons seashore condominium, they look for fortune yet locate love as an alternative.

Cassie and Peck are part sisters with little in universal past a shared final name--that is, until eventually their cherished aunt Lydia bequeaths them equivalent stocks of her ramshackle outdated cottage within the Hamptons with directions to "seek the item of maximum price" inside of it. Cassie and Peck fantasize approximately researching a misplaced Jackson Pollock, or a primary version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The nice Gatsby, as they experience one final summer season of significant events and nostalgia.

From the writer of Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him, Danielle Ganek's The summer time We learn Gatsby, an ideal seashore learn, captures the spirit of recent York's such a lot glamorous lodge city, and should captivate readers with its spellbinding mix of romance, secret, and charmingly eccentric characters.

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Trimalchio gave me a pissy look, as if he didn’t think I fully understood the severity of what Peck was saying to me. We have a situation, you hear? A situation. ” I asked, rubbing my still-throbbing temples. ” Her opinion of me seemed to have been raised thirty notches by my louche behavior of the previous night. I murmured my assent as she continued. ” She spoke as if the words had been scripted for her. In italics. Life for Peck was not a dress rehearsal. “He. Never. READ. ” She paused, waiting for my reaction.

Technically this was true. My parents had named me after the Grateful Dead song. ) Stella Blue Cassandra Olivia Moriarty. Flows daintily off the tongue, doesn’t it? The Dead played “Stella Blue” the night I was born, or that was the story as told by my mother, the queen of the unreliable narrators. Her tales were always entertaining and always embellished. They just weren’t always true. They’d added the Cassandra Olivia because they wanted me to have options. I exercised those options at the age of four and encouraged everyone to call me Cassie.

They just weren’t always true. They’d added the Cassandra Olivia because they wanted me to have options. I exercised those options at the age of four and encouraged everyone to call me Cassie. But Peck could never resist an opportunity to remind me of my hippie roots. To her, I was Stella Blue. Or just Stella. Often, she’d give it the full dramatic Marlon Brando delivery: STELLAAAH! Especially when calling on the phone from overseas. She wasn’t the only one who refused to call me Cassie. There was also That-Awful-Jean-Paul.

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