Written By: Jennifer Weiner

Narrated By: Sutton Foster

Date: May 2021

Duration: 13 hours 21 minutes



“Weiner, the undisputed boss of the beach read, is back with another stunner.” —The New York Times

“That Summer Is Your *IDEAL* Beach Read.” —Cosmopolitan

Named a Most Anticipated Book of Spring 2021 by Marie Claire, Bustle, Good Morning America, CNN, PopSugar, Good Housekeeping, Frolic, Country Living, and Working Mother

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Summer comes another deliciously twisty novel of intrigue, secrets, and the transformative power of female friendship.

Daisy Shoemaker can’t sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content. But her teenage daughter can be a handful, her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends. Still, Daisy knows she’s got it good. So why is she up all night?

While Daisy tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she’s also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own. While Daisy’s driving carpools, Diana is chairing meetings. While Daisy’s making dinner, Diana’s making plans to reorganize corporations. Diana’s glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisy’s simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who IS this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy?

From the manicured Main Line of Philadelphia to the wild landscape of the Outer Cape, written with Jennifer Weiner’s signature wit and sharp observations, That Summer is a story about surviving our pasts, confronting our futures, and the sustaining bonds of friendship.


  • Kristin W.

    I really enjoyed the first half of this book. I couldn’t wait to hear how the characters discovered the issue in the main plot. Was fairly disappointed with the way the other half was written. Didn’t make sense with the original portrayals. The narrator was good - but didn’t seem to have specific voices for the main characters.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Natalie H.

    Another hit! Anybody with daughters will be able to relate to this book. At times it was tough to hear..but it was important we do.

  • Marguerite S.

    Awesome book!!!

  • Toots

    Good , but turned political at the end. Ruined it for me. I’m tired of people pushing their political beliefs within a good story.

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