A Certain Summer – A Novel by Patricia Beard
“A really satisfying read. . . . I’m crazy about A Certain Summer.”
Part mystery, part love story, and part insider’s view of a rarified, private world, Patricia Beard’s A CERTAIN SUMMER will resonate with every reader who has ever dreamt of a special summer place. (Read Patricia Beard’s full write-up on Bookreporter.)
Patricia Beard’s talk about A Certain Summer was the featured event at the Millerton, New York Movietheater. Her watercolors of summers in Maine, shown in the background, were part of an exhibition of summer-themed art.
Patricia Beard interviewed about A Certain Summer.
Q: What inspired you to write A Certain Summer?
A: I have wanted to write about the American tradition of the family summer community for a long time. It has a special resonance for me. When I was a little girl, my family spent summers in a small summer place in Maine; and when my children were young, we summered in a community similar to Wauregan. For many people, the memories of childhood are most vivid when they take place in summer. I wanted to explore that, and celebrate it.
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