The Summer We Read Gatsby: A Novel by Danielle GanekThe Summer We Read Gatsby: A Novel by Danielle Ganek

The Summer We Read Gatsby: A Novel

byDanielle Ganek

Paperback | May 31, 2011

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When two estranged sisters inherit a Hamptons beach house, they search for fortune but find love instead.

Cassie and Peck are half sisters with little in common beyond a shared last name--that is, until their beloved aunt Lydia bequeaths them equal shares of her ramshackle old cottage in the Hamptons with instructions to "seek the thing of utmost value" within it. Cassie and Peck fantasize about discovering a lost Jackson Pollock, or a first edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, as they revel in one last summer of fabulous parties and nostalgia.

From the author of Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him, Danielle Ganek's The Summer We Read Gatsby, a perfect beach read, captures the spirit of New York's most glamorous resort town, and will captivate readers with its spellbinding blend of romance, mystery, and charmingly eccentric characters.
Danielle Ganek is the author of the critically praised Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him. Formerly the creative director for Galleries Lafayette in New York, Danielle also served as editor at Mademoiselle and Woman's Day magazines. She lives with her husband and three children in New York City.
Title:The Summer We Read Gatsby: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.11 × 5.43 × 0.71 inPublished:May 31, 2011Publisher:PlumeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0452297052

ISBN - 13:9780452297050


Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Summer We Read Gatsby I found this a nice light read especially after reading The Great Gatsby. It was quite enjoyable. A little lesson on what is important was woven into the story.
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A bit disappointed I was a bit disappointed by this book. The synopsis made it seem like something it wasn't. I was expecting a book with lots of classical romance with a theme of mystery and intrigue. One woman of undetermined age who lives beyond her means and seems shallow and annoying. Another woman in her late-twenties whom this book is based, trying to find herself and "something of value" left to her by her dead aunt. The "something of value" was apparent to me from the moment it was mentioned. I was also distracted by typos and lack of end quotes". Where did the dialogue begin and end? Somewhere in the bargain bin.
Date published: 2013-10-16

Editorial Reviews

“You can hear the waves crashing and ice cubes tinkling as [these sisters] reunite with lost loves and try to mend their pasts.”—Glamour   “A smart, entertaining romp.”—People   “For the beach bag: Apply sunscreen before you lose yourself.”—Marie Claire   “Entertaining… unalike half sisters Cassie and Peck Moriarty inherit their aunt’s Southampton cottage and along with it a potent secret, some swoony romantic prospects, and several friends even Fitzgerald would have relished.”—Town & Country   “Fantastic.”—Design Baby   “A sophisticated comedy of manners.”—O Magazine’s Summer Reading List   “[The] kind of book that invites sunscreen stains… A tale of two half sisters’ summer of cocktails and cupcakes, theme parties and chiffon dresses—with a Jackson Pollock painting and a twinklingly handsome bachelor architect thrown in for good measure.”—’s Summer’s Hottest Beach Readers   “At the top of our must-read list.”—Tory’s Blog"What a charming book! Danielle Ganek's The Summer We Read Gatsby is a fully engrossing page turner filled with delightful characters and sumptuous details about one perfect July in the Hamptons. Like summer itself, this bewitching novel will leave you half in love and yearning for more."—Elin Hilderbrand, author of BarefootFrom the Hardcover edition.