Set on Cape Cod during one tumultuous summer, Elizabeth Kelly’s gothic family story will delight readers of The Family Fang and The Giant’s House. The Last Summer of the Camperdowns, from the best-selling author of Apologize, Apologize!, introduces Riddle James Camperdown, the twelve-year-old... read more
“That dear old house. If there is a heaven, I will spend eternity on the back porch, sipping ice tea and eating radish and mayonnaise sandwiches, listening to the birds chirp, watching the mulberries ripen, hearing the waves roll in, reading Sun Tzu when my father is looking; Trixie Belden when he isn’t.”
“My mother called them tea-finger-sandwich days. A day with the crust removed.”
“Greer was a master sigher”
“As I always say, emotion is the great enemy of conversation.”
“Like a farm collie with an ungovernable compulsion to goose stray sheep, she was restricted by breeding to a specific narrow range of emotions that caused her to alternate between feeling overwrought to feeling overwhelmed.”
“My hair, meanwhile, looked like it was being held up at gunpoint.”
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