The Summer Invitation

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/12/2015
  • Publisher: Square Fish

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When Franny and her older sister, Valentine, are summoned by their aunt Theodora from foggy San Francisco to sunny New York City for one summer, they are taken to timeless locales like Bemelmans Bar and the Sherry-Netherland and instructed on how to be a lady by their chaperone, Clover, Aunt Theodora's protégé. Franny is thrilled by all of the sophisticated outings, but Valentine has more pressing concerns. Boys! As they wander around New York City going lingerie shopping and learning about the simple elegance of a cucumber sandwich, they unearth secrets about Aunt Theo's romantic past and even have a few romantic adventures of their own, in Charlotte Silver's The Summer Invitation.

Author Biography

Charlotte Silver grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, before attending Bennington College. She studied writing at The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and has been published in the New York Times. After college, the author spent one memorable summer as a chaperone for two young girls in New York City, which inspired this novel. She is also the author of Charlotte au Chocolat, a memoir about growing up in the restaurant business.

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