Residents can celebrate summer reading with an author discussion of The Summer Wives, described as “a luminous postwar fable of love, class, power, and redemption set on a New England island,” on Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m. in the Louise Parker Berry Community Room. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Barrett Bookstore. Refreshments will be served.
In the summer of 1951, Miranda Schuyler arrives on exclusive Winthrop Island as a schoolgirl from the margins of high society, still reeling from the loss of her father in the Second World War. When her mother marries Hugh Fisher, whose summer house on Winthrop overlooks the famous lighthouse, Miranda is catapulted into a heady new world of pedigrees and cocktails, status and swimming pools.