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The High Season

The High Season by Judy Blundell
May 22, 2018 | 416 Pages
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    May 22, 2018 | 560 Pages

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    May 22, 2018 | 432 Pages

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“Judy Blundell wields words like an oyster knife in this shimmering story of art, money, and celebrity. The High Season is wicked summer fun.”—Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Before the War

“YA veteran Blundell’s first novel for adults is a mesmerizing, head-spinning—and sometimes madcap-hilarious—take of have and have-nots. Populated by artists, a billionaire and his aimless daughter, scheming teenagers and backstabbing adults, it’s the perfect beach read even if there’s no sand in sight.”People (Book of the Week)

“[The High Season] comes closest to the platonic ideal of what these kinds of books should be: a let’s-get-lost tale of romance, high art, and class intrigue set against the backdrop of New York’s bucolic North Fork. . . . Blundell casts her net wide: Season teems with angst-riddled teenagers and twentysomething grifters, townies and trophy wives and eccentric billionaires. But she weaves them all together seamlessly, landing somewhere in the smart, breezy sweet spot between Meg Wolitzer and Elin Hilderbrand.”Entertainment Weekly

“[A] perfect book for your beach bag—even if you’re not Long Island-bound.”Vogue

“If you loved The Affair, you’ll love this book.”Glamour

“Blundell knows the territory [and] the emotional terrain. Her account of Ruthie’s coming to grips with a career, a daughter and a community in flux is as touching as it is convincing.”The Wall Street Journal

The High Season is packed with quirky characters and charm that will last all summer long.”Hello Giggles

The High Season goes beyond light summer fare. It’s a bit like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous but with Jane Austen’s type of biting wit and keen eye toward the human heart as an undercurrent.”Pulse Magazine

“The Platonic ideal of a beach read.”Greenwich Sentinel

“The sophisticated and delicious portrayal of subtle class warfare at the shore would make a perfect beach book, but it’s a pleasure to read any time.”Library Journal (starred review)

“A wry, often hilarious story of a woman trying to keep it together when everything is going so, so wrong.”Real Simple

The High Season is touching, funny, and emotionally precise, recognizable yet full of surprises. Forget the Hamptons: Blundell’s North Fork is where the real drama—and fun—blow in.”—Cathleen Schine, New York Times bestselling author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport

“You will revel in the human drama and comedy of this skillfully told tale. Wise, funny, and insightful, Judy Blundell tells the story of one woman that says something about all of us, our aspirations, and the delicate state of the American dream.”—Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of Kiss Carlo

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