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  • 5 of 9 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium. (Show)
  • 2 of 6 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013237219 New Checked out 12/04/2020
Fosston Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013237193 New Checked out 12/03/2020
Hawley Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013237185 New Available -
Hawley Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013237201 New Checked out 12/05/2020
McIntosh Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013237235 New Checked out 12/07/2020
Moorhead Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013237227 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781501133510
  • ISBN: 1501133519
  • Physical Description: 368 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2020.

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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 favor 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-honor 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. 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.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #1
    Daphne Berg is a plus-size influencer working with an up-and-coming fashion designer, which gives her plenty of fabulous, flattering clothes to wear to the social wedding of the summer. Though she and Drue Cavanaugh lost touch, they were inseperable in high school—at least when it was convenient for Drue—so Daphne is shocked when Drue reappears in her life, asking her to be her maid of honor. As the festivities on Cape Cod ramp up, Daphne recalls their complicated friendship. Already feeling like an outsider for her size and her status as a scholarship student, Daphne was so flattered by Drue's attention that even when Drue weaponized her vulnerability, she couldn't quite shake the connection. At the wedding, she meets a handsome stranger who rocks her world (several times!), but in the morning, everything changes. The plot is bonkers, but Weiner's (Mrs. Everything, 2019) fans will still find her signatures here: the believably complicated relationship between Daphne and Drue, Daphne's caring and slightly daffy parents, and Daphne's body image struggles. There's an exploration of the insidiousness of influencer culture, but, mostly, Big Summer is a big, fun summer read. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Weiner made her mark chronicling the relationships of young women, and her return to that arena will garner lots of attention. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen books, including Big Summer, Mrs. Everything, the children&;s book The Littlest Bigfoot, and an essay collection, 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.

Subject: Female friendship > Fiction.
Weddings > Fiction.
Overweight women > Fiction.
Genre: Domestic fiction.

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