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Farewell Summer

by Ray Bradbury

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Farewell Summer by Ray Bradbury
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  • Published Oct 2006
    224 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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One of the most acclaimed and beloved of American storytellers, Ray Bradbury has come home, revisiting the verdant landscape of one of his most adored works, Dandelion Wine. More than fifty years in the making, the long-awaited sequel, Farewell Summer, is a treasure - beautiful, poignant, wistful, hilarious, sad, evocative, profound, and unforgettable . . . and proof positive that the flame of wonder still burns brightly within the irrepressible imagination of the incomparable Bradbury.

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"Bradbury's mature but fresh return to his beloved early writing conveys a depth of feeling." - PW, starred review.
"A touching meditation on memories, aging, and the endless cycle of birth and death, and a fitting capstone, perhaps, to a brilliant career." - Booklist.
"A thin work, heavily reliant on dialogue, but one that serves as an intriguing coda to one of Bradbury's classics." - Kirkus.

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Absolutely splendid! It took me back to growing up and having all of these thoughts about life. How 15 was so old and distant. Overall, this book was hilariously written.

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Ray Bradbury Author Biography

Ray Bradbury, American novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter and poet, was born August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, Illinois. He graduated from a Los Angeles high school in 1938. Although his formal education ended there, he became a "student of life," selling newspapers on L.A. street corners from 1938 to 1942, spending his nights in the public library and his days at the typewriter. He became a full-time writer in 1943, and contributed numerous short stories to periodicals before publishing a collection of them, Dark Carnival, in 1947.

His reputation as a writer of courage and vision was established with the publication of The Martian Chronicles in 1950, which describes the first attempts of Earth people to conquer and colonize Mars, and the unintended consequences. ...

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