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Product Details

  • Paperback: 158 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 28, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466285826
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466285828
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.4 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,148,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

J H Bartlett and her family spent twenty years living overseas in Europe, Central America and Asia. After her husband's retirement from the Foreign Service, she participated in an Oral History project for the State Department and set up a small business writing memoirs and familiy histories. Mrs. Bartlett is a graduate of Dana Hall School, attended McGill University in Montreal and graduated from Harvard. She is a member of a writing group in Oaxaca, Mexico and studies under Sarah Moon at the Plymouth Center for the Arts.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Little Joe on December 13, 2011
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This ambitious work tells the story of the slow decline of one of New Englands' founding families into upper middle-class obscurity. Set against a scenic backdrop of America's hometown held hostage by corporate interests, "The Last Summer" provides a sneak peek into the insecurities of the modern day WASP. JH Bartlett hits her stride several chapters in, and the novel gains momentum right up to the final beautifully crafted page.
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By COLETTA CANDINI on July 3, 2014
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Liked the book but thought the end ended abruptly surprised me. Lots of unanswered questions did they vote to sell or stay ?
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mudge on December 24, 2011
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What a timely and familiar topic is drawn in this wise, funny and empathic book. As the family begins to gather for a summer vacation at the family compound, we learn that this is no ordinary year, for a decision about whether to sell the property or stay needs to be made. Poor Ben is stuck with trying to lead those gathered through some thorny and emotional considerations. This is a story about letting go, whether it's the property , attitude toward homosexual Harry, bad habits of alcholism and overeating, or the fears surrounding the aging nuclear plant down the shore. I particularly loved the character of Kitty, who has been the glue holding things together with her "no technogy on the property rule " to give everyone a break from the oppresive world outside. We watch as she graduallly gives up some of these controls, especially the decision to sell or stay. We also see how she deals with the medical world. Her husband Paul, assumed to be in a quasi vegetative state after a freak accident, unwittingly becomes the father confessor of the family. It's a marvelous device which allows us to learn what's really on the mind of the visiting family members, who bear all, thinking that he can't really understand. Kitty shows us strength, dignity and humor as she deals with the ultimate letting go of her wonderful Paul.

The author gives us a family tree, which I refered to many times during the first 50 pages.

It's a delight to read a book that's real and honest, about people of good will, struggling with familiar issues. You could almost say that this is a "how to" book on doing it well. I suspect that the author is as grounded, wise and forgiving as Kitty, and I loved the very satisfying, not so neat ending. This is a "5 star" in my book!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pilgrim Tom on December 31, 2011
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An insighful study of family dynamics, true to the experiences of many 'summer' dynasties dotted along the Massachusetss coast. The nuclear power subplot adds drama and tension.
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