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Big Summer: the best escape you'll have this year

Jennifer Weiner

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A sparkling novel about the complexities of female relationships, the pitfalls of living out loud and online, and the resilience of the human heart, Big Summer is a witty, moving story about family, friendship, and figuring out what matters most.

'Big Summer is the perfect beach read' PopSugar

The No. 1 New York Times bestselling author returns with an unforgettable novel about friendship set during a disastrous wedding on picturesque Cape Cod.

Six years after the fight that ended their friendship, Daphne Berg is shocked when Drue Cavanaugh walks back into her life, looking as lovely and successful as ever, with a massive favour to ask. Daphne hasn't spoken one word to Drue in all this time - she doesn't even hate-follow her ex-best friend on social media - so when Drue asks if she will be her maid of honour at the society wedding of the summer, Daphne is rightfully speechless.

Drue was always the one who had everything - except the ability to hold onto friends. Meanwhile, Daphne's no longer the same self-effacing sidekick she was back in high school. She's built a life that she loves, including a growing career as a plus-size Instagram influencer. Letting glamorous, seductive Drue back into her life is risky, but it comes with an invitation to spend a weekend in a waterfront Cape Cod mansion. When Drue begs and pleads and dangles the prospect of cute single guys, Daphne finds herself powerless as ever to resist her friend's siren song.

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Discover why readers are IN LOVE with Jennifer Weiner:

'Bothing short of brilliant' People

'Friendship, weddings, and rich people being weird? Obviously I am in' Literary Hub

'If you love Jennifer Weiner, you'll love this one' Kirkus Reviews, starred review

'Big Summer is a big, fun summer read' Booklist

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Praise for Big Summer: the best escape you'll have this year

  • Big Summer is a big, fun summer read. Weiner made her mark chronicling the relationships of young women, and her return to that arena will garner lots of attention - Booklist

  • Big Summer is the perfect beach read, but one that's filled with thoughtful ideas about how we live our lives online and the nature of friendship. Get ready for another big-hearted novel by Jennifer Weiner - PopSugar

  • Weiner's story of female friendships mixes a splash of romance, a dash of humour, and a pinch of mystery to create a deliciously bloody poolside cocktail. Weiner's surprising tale is hard to put down - Publishers Weekly

  • If you love Jennifer Weiner, you'll love this one. And if you're a newbie, start here - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • Jennifer Weiner writes tremendously enjoyable books that hit me in the same pleasure centre as romantic comedies do, so I'm very excited for her latest novel, set in the midst of a 'lavish society wedding' on Cape Cod. Friendship, weddings, and rich people being weird? Obviously I am in - Literary Hub

  • Jennifer Weiner delivers the perfect beach read with this tale of friendship and forgiveness set during a disastrous wedding on picturesque Cape Cod. Even if you can't dip your toes in the ocean, there's no reason not to enjoy this summer pick! - Goodreads

  • It's the beach read to end all beach reads - Entertainment Weekly

  • Observant, self-aware and very funny . . . Sexy and satisfying, Big Summer will delight Jennifer Weiner's many fans and could be just the absorbing take-me-away read so many of us need right now - USA Today

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Jennifer Weiner

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over twenty books, including Good in Bed, The Littlest Bigfoot, and her memoir Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.

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