Music of Summer, The by Rosa Guy

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After being spurned by her best friend and a group of light-skinned, upper-middle-class girls vacationing on Cape Cod, Sarah develops a loving friendship with the Caribbean-born Madame Arnaud and her son Jean Pierre.

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Rosa Guy was born Rosa Cuthbert in Diego Martin, Trinidad on September 1, 1922. When she was 7, she and her older sister joined their parents in New York City. By the time she was 14, both of her parents had died. Before becoming an author, she studied acting at the American Negro Theater. She was among the founders of the Harlem Writers Guild in 1950. Her first book, Bird at My Window, was published in 1966. She wrote books for both young adults and adults. Her young adult books include The Friends, Ruby, and Edith Jackson. Her books for adults include A Measure of Time, Children of Longing, and My Love, My Love: Or, The Peasant Girl, which was made into a musical entitled Once on This Island. She died of cancer on June 3, 2012 at the age of 89.
Published January 1, 1992 by Doubleday Books. 180 pages
Genres: Young Adult. Fiction

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The themes in Guy's newest novel are ambitious and diverse, ranging from the difficulty of choosing between mutually exclusive dreams (exemplified by 18-year-old Sarah's need to choose between marryin

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