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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bagley Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013595202 New Checked out 06/04/2022
Barnesville Public Library WEI (Text) 33500013595194 New Checked out 06/14/2022
Twin Valley LINK Site WEI (Text) 33500013595210 New Checked out 06/03/2022
Godel Memorial-Warren Library WEI (Text) 35500006582892 New Checked out 06/17/2022
Roseau Public Library WEI (Text) 35500006582900 New In transit -
Thief River Falls Public Library WEI (Text) 35500006582983 New Checked out 06/17/2022

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  • ISBN: 9781501133572
  • ISBN: 1501133578
  • Physical Description: 418 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
At her stepdaughter's wedding day to her pandemic boyfriend--the last gathering at the family's beach house in Cape Cod--Sarah is faced with lovers being revealed as their true selves, misunderstandings, and secrets, ensuring that nothing will ever be the same.
When her stepdaughter announces her engagement to her pandemic boyfriend, Sarah Danhauser is shocked. Headstrong Ruby has already set a date (just three months away!) and spoken to her beloved safta, Sarah's mother Veronica, about having the wedding at the family’s beach house on Cape Cod before it is being put on the market. As the wedding date approaches, Ruby finds herself grappling with the wounds left by the mother who walked out when she was a baby. Veronica ends up facing unexpected news, and must revisit the choices she made long ago. Sarah's twin brother, Sam, is recovering from a terrible loss, and confronting big questions about who he is. Sarah's husband, Eli, has been distant during the pandemic. And Sarah, frustrated by her husband, concerned about her stepdaughter, faces the reappearance of someone from her past-- and a life that could have been. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 March #1
    *Starred Review* Sarah Danhauser is not so sure when her 22-year-old stepdaughter, Ruby, announces she is getting married—in three months—at Sarah's mother's house on Cape Cod. Ever since Ruby brought Gabe home, Sarah's husband, Eli, has been acting distant, or as distant as he can while working from home. In fact, their four-story brownstone feels cramped with their two young sons just going back to in-person school, so Sarah rents a studio where she can play her piano and think. Meanwhile, Sarah's mother, Ronnie, is thinking about selling the house after the wedding; it's too big for just her, and Sarah and her twin brother, Sam, don't spend the summers there anymore. By alternating points of view between all the major players in the story, Weiner (That Summer, 2021) gives a full panoramic view of a family and their secrets leading up to the wedding. Cape Cod is vividly rendered, with the house getting a sweet metaphysical moment at the end of the book. Though the plot is somewhat soapier than usual for Weiner, she capably takes readers along for the wild ride in this funny, tender read. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A new novel from Weiner heralds the start of beach reading season, so prepare your collections accordingly. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen books, including That SummerBig Summer, Mrs. Everything, In Her Shoes, Good in Bed, and a memoir in essays, Hungry Heart. She has appeared on many national television programs, including Today and Good Morning America, and her work has been published in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among other newspapers and magazines. Jennifer lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at

Subject: Weddings > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Dysfunctional families > Fiction.
Vacation homes > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Stepfamilies > Fiction.
Cape Cod (Mass.) > Fiction.
Massachusetts > Cape Cod.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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