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The Summer Place

This highly recommended novel, with its well-written characters who revisit their pasts and reconnect with the present, illustrates exactly why Weiner is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to summer reads.

That Summer

Weiner’s ability to take a complex, painful situation and spin it into an engaging, thoughtful story about women’s inner lives is showcased throughout this novel. The beautiful beachside settings and aspirational lifestyles that women’s fiction readers gravitate toward are on full display, but the depth of the story is what shines. A likely summer blockbuster, this will have readers looking forward to the third volume in trilogy.

Big Summer

Weiner is deft at plumbing the depths of female friendship and developing characters readers will care about. This highly recommended book will appeal not only to the author’s fans but also to a new audience looking for a fresh take on women’s fiction. [See Prepub Alert, 11/11/19.]

Mrs. Everything

Not as strong as some of Weiner's previous works, this title struggles with continuity through its expansive time line. Readers may have trouble keeping up with the gaps. Nonetheless, it's a fascinating read that emphasizes the moments that define who you are. [See Prepub Alert, 12/17/18.]

Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

A smidge bitter at times, Weiner's story is not necessarily distinctive, but her notoriety as a novelist will have readers lining up to get a copy. Recommended for fans of the author's fiction. [See Prepub Alert, 3/7/16, as It's All Material.]

Who Do You Love

Readers will simultaneously want to savor and devour Weiner's latest. [See Prepub Alert, 6/21/15.]

All Fall Down

An absolutely heartbreaking read that will leave readers haunted. Great for book clubs or for anyone trying to understand a loved one's addiction.

Then Came You

Weiner has written a compelling novel that gradually reveals more about her characters as her page-turning plot propels the story forward. The ending, while not completely happy, is satisfying, as Weiner's fans will probably expect. Fans of Marian Keyes, Anna Maxted, and other authors of serious chick lit will thoroughly enjoy this title for its humor mixed with a sympathetic portrayal of real women's lives and challenges. [See Prepub Alert, 1/24/11.]—Kristen Stewart, Brazoria Cty. Lib. Syst., Pearland, TX

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