The Last Summer of Her Other Life

Paperback | June 30, 2009

byJEAN REYNOLDS PAGE

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From Jean Reynolds Page—the critically acclaimed author of The Space Between Before and After and one of the most compelling voices in contemporary women's fiction—comes a dazzling novel of loss and redemption, of relationships that damage and those that heal.

Thirty-nine and pregnant by a man she's decided to leave behind in California, Jules' life is changing. Always the protected daughter, she must now relinquish that role and prepare to be a mother herself. But her efforts are upstaged by shocking allegations from a local teen in her North Carolina hometown. The boy has accused her of what the police are calling “inappropriate sexual contact.” Three men rally in her defense: Lincoln, her brother, who flies in from New York to help her; Sam, her high school boyfriend, who after so many years still offers unconditional support; and Walt, the uncle of the teen, who charms Jules with his intelligence and unanticipated kindness.

Her search for the truth about the troubled teenager becomes, for Jules, a first step toward discovering the woman she wishes to be. But with so many wrong choices behind her, how can she trust herself with the future of her unborn child?

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From Jean Reynolds Page—the critically acclaimed author of The Space Between Before and After and one of the most compelling voices in contemporary women's fiction—comes a dazzling novel of loss and redemption, of relationships that damage and those that heal.Thirty-nine and pregnant by a man she's decided to leave behind in California...

Jean Reynolds Page lives with her husband and three children in Wisconsin.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:June 30, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061452491

ISBN - 13:9780061452499

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“Pleasant....Page’s knack for characterization...helps nudge things toward an appropriately affirmative ending.”