Groh, Brian Summer People: A Novel (P.S.)

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Summer People: A Novel (P.S.)

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Nathan Empson has just accepted the most unusual summer job of his life. In exchange for serving as a "caretaker” for Ellen Broderick, the eccentric matriarch of an exclusive coastal community, he'll earn a generous paycheck and gain access to one of the last bastions of old New England wealth. But not everyone in town is welcoming—or even civil. And while he discovers companionship with a philosophical, ex-punk Episcopalian pastor, and more than companionship with the alluring nanny to the pastor's children, Nathan finds it increasingly difficult to ignore his employer's unnerving behavior. With each escalating mishap, a new aspect of Ellen's colorful past comes to light, exposing the secret lives of her old friends, flames, and enemies, as well as the story behind a scandalous incident Nathan must prevent her from repeating. Yet to sound the alarm about her condition would mean leaving his beachside oasis and the romance that may well change him forever.

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Brian Groh grew up in Ohio and has lived in Great Britain, Costa Rica, and Maine. He has written for the New Republic, MTV, and National Geographic Traveler. Summer People is his first novel.

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“This is an introspective tragicomedy about depression, class and finding a mooring in life.” 3 out of 4 stars (People)

“There’s a little of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Nick Carraway (of The Great Gatsby)...[and] Thornton Wilder...” (Down East Magazine)

“Brian Groh beautifully crafts the coming-of-age story of a young man who is in between everything.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

“...a haunting work...” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

“...funny and fast-paced...believable banter is definitely one of Groh’s strengths.” Grade: A (Cincinnati CityBeat)

“[Groh] perfectly captures those first weeks of a romance.” (Cincinnati Enquirer LitChick Blog)

“Summer People has all the makings of a great summer read.” (BlogCritics Magazine)

“...perceptive debut... [A] beguiling tale full of wit and wisdom.” (Kirkus (starred review))

“Groh’s novel is strong...and Nathan’s character, like the lead in [Nick Hornby’s] High Fidelity, ultimately charms.” (Booklist)

“SUMMER PEOPLE... [is] filled with characters who still go through my heart-- just a delight to read.” (Elizabeth Strout, bestselling author of AMY AND ISABEL and ABIDE WITH ME)

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