When you read this Americans-abroad novel, you may find yourself so fascinated by the characters and so seduced by the setting that you stay up way too late turning the pages. The reading hangover is worth it, believe me. I can’t help but think in wine terms after all the bottles consumed over the course of Brooke and Sophie’s study abroad in Nantes: it goes down easily, full of sunny notes but with satisfying dark undertones and a lasting finish. The debut contemplates friendship and romance, romanticism and reality. Does one ever really know another? When does one really know oneself? With deep thoughts, great dialogue, lovely descriptions, and spellbinding relationships, this is an indulgence you won’t regret.
–Tegan Tigani, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA
Whether you’re jetting off to France for real or just staying in your own cozy house, pick up a paperback copy from Queen Anne Book Company or other independent bookstores. Want to know more about Seattle author Andrea Dunlop? She wrote us a NW Voices essay.