"Breathtaking... Readers will appreciate the solid, artistic, beautifully descriptive quality of Emylia Hall's writing." -Bookreporter.com on The Book of Summers
"Tender and lovely....This is a novel I will keep on my bookshelf forever."
-Rebecca Rasmussen, author of The Bird Sisters
"Elegantly written and intensely intimate.... A moving, poetic debut!"
-Marisa de los Santos, bestselling author of Love Walked In and Falling Together
"In her thoroughly enchanting debut, Hall casts a spell with this coming-of-age tale that feels... 'like magic caught and held.'"
"A poignant tale of a daughter strung between two parents and of the kind of silence and secrets that destroy families."
"Hall's lovely and haunting debut...will entrance readers."
"A beautifully written debut novel capturing the light and shadow of memory and shared lives. A good choice for book clubs."
"With writing that is poignant and filled with emotion...this story will stay in the heart for a long time. It's a definite keeper."
-RT Book Reviews, 4 ½ Stars, Top Pick!
"Bold, joyful, carefree...Vivid and beguiling."
-Sacramento Book Review
About the Author
Emylia Hall’s short fiction has appeared in a number of publications, and she was dubbed by Elle magazine (UK) as one of 2012’s three most anticipated debut novelists. She lives in the UK with her husband, who is also an author. The Book of Summers is Emylia’s first novel and is inspired by her childhood memories of vacations spent in rural Hungary.