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The Summer Guest, by Justin Cronin

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The following is an “add to the winter reading list” type of book.

why?? because you need to read it when you have time to sit and read every day till it’s done

picking it up once or twice a week doesn’t cut it

you forget details and find it harder to stick with the story

which to me really wasn’t “grab you keep reading till it’s done” till about the time you are 2/3 way through the book.

Not to say it wasn’t a good book…it was or I would not be talking about it here.

But it takes that long to start putting the pieces together and figuring out who everybody is and how they are connected.

If you are into the northern woods


stories about deserters crossing into Canada

and the way that affects their lives and the lives of those they love

topped off a hidden love triangle or two

you may enjoy this book

it spans the from world war to Vietnam and beyond

During this time we seen friendships develop

the waxing and waning of marriages and loves

life and death

the characters



Joe’s dad

their respective wives, children and friends

a campground originally bought and owned by Joe’s Dad

and really….perhaps ….you should get the book

you can learn more about Cronin by going to his justin cronin website

on his twitter cronintwitter he says he’s a pumpkin despiser  and I’m not sure how anyone cannot like pumpkins!!!!

spaghetti squash…that’s another issue.

the book made me think a little of this song

About ellasurreau

I was first grade religious education catechist I have been teaching for 20 years I have a BA in Religious Studies I have continued taking classes in religious studies since graduating. I grew up Methodist, and became catholic after marrying.

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