Wednesday, July 15, 2015
When their ailing mother summons them for one last vacation season at the family’s beach house, four grown siblings must come to terms with the past. The youngest, Helen, is steady and reliable, and cantankerous matriarch Claire threatens to leave the house to her if the other siblings do not comply with the invitation to visit. Middle sister Pammy arrives first, despite knowing that it means she will bear the brunt of Claire’s criticism the longest. Older sister Charlotte shows up with her much younger boyfriend in tow, and eldest child Thomas finally arrives on the last possible day. Each sibling has a personal tale to tell...Read the full review on Booklist Online!