The Summer We Fell Apart: Book summary and reviews of The Summer We Fell Apart by Robin Antalek

The Summer We Fell Apart

by Robin Antalek

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The Summer We Fell Apart by Robin Antalek
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2010
    384 pages
    Genre: Novels

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Paperback Original. The children of a once-brilliant playwright and a struggling actress, the four Haas siblings grew up in chaos—raised in an environment composed of neglect and glamor in equal measure. When their father dies, they must depend on their intense but fragile bond to remember what it means to be family despite years of anger and hurt. These brothers and sisters are painfully human, sometimes selfish, and almost always making the wrong decisions, but their endearing struggles provide laughter through tears—something anyone who's ever had a sibling can relate to.

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"[A]n endearing and easy-to-relate-to dysfunctional family drama." - Publishers Weekly

"Debut author Antalek provides a captivating look at a modern family over the course of 15 years. Her memorable characters are ultimately likable despite their flaws. Strongly recommended." - Library Journal

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Robin Antalek's work has been published in numerous literary journals. She lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, with her husband and two daughters.

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