The Summer We Read Gatsby by Danielle Ganek
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When two estranged sisters inherit a Hamptons beach house, they search for fortune but find love instead.

Cassie and Peck are half sisters with little in common beyond a shared last name--that is, until their beloved aunt Lydia bequeaths them equal shares of her ramshackle old cottage in the Hamptons with instructions to "seek the thing of utmost value" within it. Cassie and Peck fantasize about discovering a lost Jackson Pollock, or a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, as they revel in one last summer of fabulous parties and nostalgia.

From the author of Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him, Danielle Ganek's The Summer We Read Gatsby, a perfect beach read, captures the spirit of New York's most glamorous resort town, and will captivate readers with its spellbinding blend of romance, mystery, and charmingly eccentric characters.

 

About Danielle Ganek

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DANIELLE GANEK is the author of the critically praised Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him. She lives with her husband and three children in New York City and is currently working on her third novel.
 
Published May 27, 2010 by Plume. 303 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There’s absolutely no suspense about narrator Cassie ending up with perfect Finn, though she’s amazingly obtuse about his interest, and Peck is made up of attitudes and tics rather than actual personality traits.

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Ganek’s novel could have been called “The Summer We Read ‘Being and Nothingness’ ” or “The Summer We Read Nord­strom Catalogs” or, for that matter, “The Summer We Watched ‘Beaches’ ” — given a name change or two.

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Joanne Kaufman reviews Danielle Ganek's "The Summer We Read Gatsby: A
Novel."

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When Danielle Ganek's first novel, "Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him," was published three years ago, it was praised for its clear-eyed and tart (that is to say, catty) look at the New York art world.

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While Labor Day might mark the unofficial end of the season, "The Summer We Read Gatsby" will transport you to the Hamptons for a story of summer romance, mystery and the bond between sisters.

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When their Aunt Lydia dies, half-sisters Peck and Cassie converge on her summer house in the Hamptons to carry out the wishes stipulated in her will.

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But Cassie and Peck can't afford the house, and they can't agree on anything, much less what to do with the place.

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