The Myth of Perpetual Summer

The Myth of Perpetual Summer

From the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties that harkens to both Ordinary Grace and The Secret Life of Bees. Tallulah James?s parents? volatile relationship, erratic behavior, and hands-off approach to child rearing set tongues to wagging in their staid Mississippi town, complicating he From the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the...

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Title:The Myth of Perpetual Summer
Author:Susan Crandall
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:1501172018
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:355 pages pages

The Myth of Perpetual Summer Reviews

  • Lindsay
    Jun 23, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...

    The half-page prologue lured me right into this story! It?s 1972 and an adult Tallulah has returned home to small town Mississippi without the open door of the family plantation- it?s ruined - or the welcoming arms of family - they?re estranged and her youngest brother?s on tri...

    ?The Myth of Perpetual Summer? by Susan Crandall, published by Gallery Books. Category ? Fiction/Literature Publication Date ? June 19, 2018. I fell in love with Susan Crandall?s writing when I read ?Whistling Past the Graveyard? and she certainly doesn?t disappoi...

    I enjoy nothing more than a good book about the south and this was one of those books. It was about a dysfunctional family in the 60s in Mississippi. There was a little mystery, a little romance and wonderful characters to love so it was a perfect book to curl up with on a long summer ...

    Part coming of age tale, part family saga, this work of historical fiction put me in mind of V.C. Andrews and I mean her true style when she was alive, not the ghost written books that came out after her death. Although on second thought she would have made it shorter to stretch it int...

    Loved this book! Susan Crandall had me on page one and never let go. A complex, beautifully written journey of survival and self discovery. ...

    This book was about having to grow up with someone in the family with mental health illness. It was back in the days when people thought if they just hid it from others it would just go away. It was never talked about ever in the family, even if it was tearing them apart. Such a sad st...

    Be sure to follow me on my Bookstagram: @writerrhiannon **Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation** I had my doubts about 20% in on this one and almost quit. The writing is thick with Southern expressions...

    Thank you to Gallery books for providing me with a free copy of The Myth of Perpetual Summer in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This. Book. Was. So. Good! I literally hugged this book when I turn the last page. This is going to be a full out gushy review beca...

  • Sue
    May 30, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...

    The half-page prologue lured me right into this story! It?s 1972 and an adult Tallulah has returned home to small town Mississippi without the open door of the family plantation- it?s ruined - or the welcoming arms of family - they?re estranged and her youngest brother?s on tri...

    ?The Myth of Perpetual Summer? by Susan Crandall, published by Gallery Books. Category ? Fiction/Literature Publication Date ? June 19, 2018. I fell in love with Susan Crandall?s writing when I read ?Whistling Past the Graveyard? and she certainly doesn?t disappoi...

    I enjoy nothing more than a good book about the south and this was one of those books. It was about a dysfunctional family in the 60s in Mississippi. There was a little mystery, a little romance and wonderful characters to love so it was a perfect book to curl up with on a long summer ...

  • Kathy
    Jun 04, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...

    The half-page prologue lured me right into this story! It?s 1972 and an adult Tallulah has returned home to small town Mississippi without the open door of the family plantation- it?s ruined - or the welcoming arms of family - they?re estranged and her youngest brother?s on tri...

    ?The Myth of Perpetual Summer? by Susan Crandall, published by Gallery Books. Category ? Fiction/Literature Publication Date ? June 19, 2018. I fell in love with Susan Crandall?s writing when I read ?Whistling Past the Graveyard? and she certainly doesn?t disappoi...

    I enjoy nothing more than a good book about the south and this was one of those books. It was about a dysfunctional family in the 60s in Mississippi. There was a little mystery, a little romance and wonderful characters to love so it was a perfect book to curl up with on a long summer ...

    Part coming of age tale, part family saga, this work of historical fiction put me in mind of V.C. Andrews and I mean her true style when she was alive, not the ghost written books that came out after her death. Although on second thought she would have made it shorter to stretch it int...

    Loved this book! Susan Crandall had me on page one and never let go. A complex, beautifully written journey of survival and self discovery. ...

    This book was about having to grow up with someone in the family with mental health illness. It was back in the days when people thought if they just hid it from others it would just go away. It was never talked about ever in the family, even if it was tearing them apart. Such a sad st...

    Be sure to follow me on my Bookstagram: @writerrhiannon **Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation** I had my doubts about 20% in on this one and almost quit. The writing is thick with Southern expressions...

    Thank you to Gallery books for providing me with a free copy of The Myth of Perpetual Summer in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This. Book. Was. So. Good! I literally hugged this book when I turn the last page. This is going to be a full out gushy review beca...

    I am always in pure bliss when I come across great Historical Fiction. The Myth of Perpetual Summer by author Susan Crandall has been such a delight to read. So many feels for everything about this book...historical fiction, a coming of age tale, topics touching on family dysfuncti...

    This book teaches you that the things that hurt you as a child may have been just as hard on the people you blame and until you hear the story from their side, you don?t know the whole story. This family has it?s troubles, as Tallulah calls them her Daddy?s hurricanes and shad...

    3.5 I picked this up because it was by a local author and I was curious. I'm glad I did. It was a novel steeped in summer and family. Family secrets tear apart Tallulah's family and she runs off to find a new life after a family tragedy. She avoids contact with everyone from her hometo...

    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I read Whistling Past the Graveyard a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it as a quirky coming of age story set in the south. I looked forward to reading The Myth of Perpetual Summer, expecting this story to be in a similar vei...

  • Darcia Helle
    Jun 21, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

  • MissSusie
    Jun 28, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...

    The half-page prologue lured me right into this story! It?s 1972 and an adult Tallulah has returned home to small town Mississippi without the open door of the family plantation- it?s ruined - or the welcoming arms of family - they?re estranged and her youngest brother?s on tri...

    ?The Myth of Perpetual Summer? by Susan Crandall, published by Gallery Books. Category ? Fiction/Literature Publication Date ? June 19, 2018. I fell in love with Susan Crandall?s writing when I read ?Whistling Past the Graveyard? and she certainly doesn?t disappoi...

    I enjoy nothing more than a good book about the south and this was one of those books. It was about a dysfunctional family in the 60s in Mississippi. There was a little mystery, a little romance and wonderful characters to love so it was a perfect book to curl up with on a long summer ...

    Part coming of age tale, part family saga, this work of historical fiction put me in mind of V.C. Andrews and I mean her true style when she was alive, not the ghost written books that came out after her death. Although on second thought she would have made it shorter to stretch it int...

    Loved this book! Susan Crandall had me on page one and never let go. A complex, beautifully written journey of survival and self discovery. ...

    This book was about having to grow up with someone in the family with mental health illness. It was back in the days when people thought if they just hid it from others it would just go away. It was never talked about ever in the family, even if it was tearing them apart. Such a sad st...

    Be sure to follow me on my Bookstagram: @writerrhiannon **Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation** I had my doubts about 20% in on this one and almost quit. The writing is thick with Southern expressions...

    Thank you to Gallery books for providing me with a free copy of The Myth of Perpetual Summer in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This. Book. Was. So. Good! I literally hugged this book when I turn the last page. This is going to be a full out gushy review beca...

    I am always in pure bliss when I come across great Historical Fiction. The Myth of Perpetual Summer by author Susan Crandall has been such a delight to read. So many feels for everything about this book...historical fiction, a coming of age tale, topics touching on family dysfuncti...

    This book teaches you that the things that hurt you as a child may have been just as hard on the people you blame and until you hear the story from their side, you don?t know the whole story. This family has it?s troubles, as Tallulah calls them her Daddy?s hurricanes and shad...

  • Karen
    Jun 29, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

  • Edee
    Jul 01, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

  • Reeca Elliott
    Jun 17, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

  • Diane S ☔
    Jul 14, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

  • Irene
    Jun 04, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...

    The half-page prologue lured me right into this story! It?s 1972 and an adult Tallulah has returned home to small town Mississippi without the open door of the family plantation- it?s ruined - or the welcoming arms of family - they?re estranged and her youngest brother?s on tri...

    ?The Myth of Perpetual Summer? by Susan Crandall, published by Gallery Books. Category ? Fiction/Literature Publication Date ? June 19, 2018. I fell in love with Susan Crandall?s writing when I read ?Whistling Past the Graveyard? and she certainly doesn?t disappoi...

    I enjoy nothing more than a good book about the south and this was one of those books. It was about a dysfunctional family in the 60s in Mississippi. There was a little mystery, a little romance and wonderful characters to love so it was a perfect book to curl up with on a long summer ...

    Part coming of age tale, part family saga, this work of historical fiction put me in mind of V.C. Andrews and I mean her true style when she was alive, not the ghost written books that came out after her death. Although on second thought she would have made it shorter to stretch it int...

  • Alyssa Nelson
    Apr 03, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

  • Paul Pessolano
    May 05, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...

    The half-page prologue lured me right into this story! It?s 1972 and an adult Tallulah has returned home to small town Mississippi without the open door of the family plantation- it?s ruined - or the welcoming arms of family - they?re estranged and her youngest brother?s on tri...

    ?The Myth of Perpetual Summer? by Susan Crandall, published by Gallery Books. Category ? Fiction/Literature Publication Date ? June 19, 2018. I fell in love with Susan Crandall?s writing when I read ?Whistling Past the Graveyard? and she certainly doesn?t disappoi...

  • Wendy Wax
    Mar 19, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...

    The half-page prologue lured me right into this story! It?s 1972 and an adult Tallulah has returned home to small town Mississippi without the open door of the family plantation- it?s ruined - or the welcoming arms of family - they?re estranged and her youngest brother?s on tri...

    ?The Myth of Perpetual Summer? by Susan Crandall, published by Gallery Books. Category ? Fiction/Literature Publication Date ? June 19, 2018. I fell in love with Susan Crandall?s writing when I read ?Whistling Past the Graveyard? and she certainly doesn?t disappoi...

    I enjoy nothing more than a good book about the south and this was one of those books. It was about a dysfunctional family in the 60s in Mississippi. There was a little mystery, a little romance and wonderful characters to love so it was a perfect book to curl up with on a long summer ...

    Part coming of age tale, part family saga, this work of historical fiction put me in mind of V.C. Andrews and I mean her true style when she was alive, not the ghost written books that came out after her death. Although on second thought she would have made it shorter to stretch it int...

    Loved this book! Susan Crandall had me on page one and never let go. A complex, beautifully written journey of survival and self discovery. ...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    May 09, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

  • Rhiannon Johnson
    Jul 04, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...

    The half-page prologue lured me right into this story! It?s 1972 and an adult Tallulah has returned home to small town Mississippi without the open door of the family plantation- it?s ruined - or the welcoming arms of family - they?re estranged and her youngest brother?s on tri...

    ?The Myth of Perpetual Summer? by Susan Crandall, published by Gallery Books. Category ? Fiction/Literature Publication Date ? June 19, 2018. I fell in love with Susan Crandall?s writing when I read ?Whistling Past the Graveyard? and she certainly doesn?t disappoi...

    I enjoy nothing more than a good book about the south and this was one of those books. It was about a dysfunctional family in the 60s in Mississippi. There was a little mystery, a little romance and wonderful characters to love so it was a perfect book to curl up with on a long summer ...

    Part coming of age tale, part family saga, this work of historical fiction put me in mind of V.C. Andrews and I mean her true style when she was alive, not the ghost written books that came out after her death. Although on second thought she would have made it shorter to stretch it int...

    Loved this book! Susan Crandall had me on page one and never let go. A complex, beautifully written journey of survival and self discovery. ...

    This book was about having to grow up with someone in the family with mental health illness. It was back in the days when people thought if they just hid it from others it would just go away. It was never talked about ever in the family, even if it was tearing them apart. Such a sad st...

    Be sure to follow me on my Bookstagram: @writerrhiannon **Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation** I had my doubts about 20% in on this one and almost quit. The writing is thick with Southern expressions...

  • Sharlene
    May 09, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

  • K.N.
    Jun 13, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...

    The half-page prologue lured me right into this story! It?s 1972 and an adult Tallulah has returned home to small town Mississippi without the open door of the family plantation- it?s ruined - or the welcoming arms of family - they?re estranged and her youngest brother?s on tri...

  • Basic B's Guide
    Jun 15, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

  • Karen White
    Mar 18, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

  • Lisa
    Jun 21, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

  • Authentikate
    May 14, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

  • Joy
    Jun 07, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...

    The half-page prologue lured me right into this story! It?s 1972 and an adult Tallulah has returned home to small town Mississippi without the open door of the family plantation- it?s ruined - or the welcoming arms of family - they?re estranged and her youngest brother?s on tri...

    ?The Myth of Perpetual Summer? by Susan Crandall, published by Gallery Books. Category ? Fiction/Literature Publication Date ? June 19, 2018. I fell in love with Susan Crandall?s writing when I read ?Whistling Past the Graveyard? and she certainly doesn?t disappoi...

    I enjoy nothing more than a good book about the south and this was one of those books. It was about a dysfunctional family in the 60s in Mississippi. There was a little mystery, a little romance and wonderful characters to love so it was a perfect book to curl up with on a long summer ...

    Part coming of age tale, part family saga, this work of historical fiction put me in mind of V.C. Andrews and I mean her true style when she was alive, not the ghost written books that came out after her death. Although on second thought she would have made it shorter to stretch it int...

    Loved this book! Susan Crandall had me on page one and never let go. A complex, beautifully written journey of survival and self discovery. ...

    This book was about having to grow up with someone in the family with mental health illness. It was back in the days when people thought if they just hid it from others it would just go away. It was never talked about ever in the family, even if it was tearing them apart. Such a sad st...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
    Jun 03, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

  • Holly
    Jun 06, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

  • Michelle Arredondo
    May 21, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...

    The half-page prologue lured me right into this story! It?s 1972 and an adult Tallulah has returned home to small town Mississippi without the open door of the family plantation- it?s ruined - or the welcoming arms of family - they?re estranged and her youngest brother?s on tri...

    ?The Myth of Perpetual Summer? by Susan Crandall, published by Gallery Books. Category ? Fiction/Literature Publication Date ? June 19, 2018. I fell in love with Susan Crandall?s writing when I read ?Whistling Past the Graveyard? and she certainly doesn?t disappoi...

    I enjoy nothing more than a good book about the south and this was one of those books. It was about a dysfunctional family in the 60s in Mississippi. There was a little mystery, a little romance and wonderful characters to love so it was a perfect book to curl up with on a long summer ...

    Part coming of age tale, part family saga, this work of historical fiction put me in mind of V.C. Andrews and I mean her true style when she was alive, not the ghost written books that came out after her death. Although on second thought she would have made it shorter to stretch it int...

    Loved this book! Susan Crandall had me on page one and never let go. A complex, beautifully written journey of survival and self discovery. ...

    This book was about having to grow up with someone in the family with mental health illness. It was back in the days when people thought if they just hid it from others it would just go away. It was never talked about ever in the family, even if it was tearing them apart. Such a sad st...

    Be sure to follow me on my Bookstagram: @writerrhiannon **Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation** I had my doubts about 20% in on this one and almost quit. The writing is thick with Southern expressions...

    Thank you to Gallery books for providing me with a free copy of The Myth of Perpetual Summer in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This. Book. Was. So. Good! I literally hugged this book when I turn the last page. This is going to be a full out gushy review beca...

    I am always in pure bliss when I come across great Historical Fiction. The Myth of Perpetual Summer by author Susan Crandall has been such a delight to read. So many feels for everything about this book...historical fiction, a coming of age tale, topics touching on family dysfuncti...

  • Amy
    Jun 06, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

  • Michelle
    Jun 13, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

  • Cheryl
    Jun 29, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

  • Ameetha Widdershins
    Jun 06, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...

    The half-page prologue lured me right into this story! It?s 1972 and an adult Tallulah has returned home to small town Mississippi without the open door of the family plantation- it?s ruined - or the welcoming arms of family - they?re estranged and her youngest brother?s on tri...

    ?The Myth of Perpetual Summer? by Susan Crandall, published by Gallery Books. Category ? Fiction/Literature Publication Date ? June 19, 2018. I fell in love with Susan Crandall?s writing when I read ?Whistling Past the Graveyard? and she certainly doesn?t disappoi...

    I enjoy nothing more than a good book about the south and this was one of those books. It was about a dysfunctional family in the 60s in Mississippi. There was a little mystery, a little romance and wonderful characters to love so it was a perfect book to curl up with on a long summer ...

    Part coming of age tale, part family saga, this work of historical fiction put me in mind of V.C. Andrews and I mean her true style when she was alive, not the ghost written books that came out after her death. Although on second thought she would have made it shorter to stretch it int...

    Loved this book! Susan Crandall had me on page one and never let go. A complex, beautifully written journey of survival and self discovery. ...

    This book was about having to grow up with someone in the family with mental health illness. It was back in the days when people thought if they just hid it from others it would just go away. It was never talked about ever in the family, even if it was tearing them apart. Such a sad st...

    Be sure to follow me on my Bookstagram: @writerrhiannon **Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation** I had my doubts about 20% in on this one and almost quit. The writing is thick with Southern expressions...

    Thank you to Gallery books for providing me with a free copy of The Myth of Perpetual Summer in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. This. Book. Was. So. Good! I literally hugged this book when I turn the last page. This is going to be a full out gushy review beca...

    I am always in pure bliss when I come across great Historical Fiction. The Myth of Perpetual Summer by author Susan Crandall has been such a delight to read. So many feels for everything about this book...historical fiction, a coming of age tale, topics touching on family dysfuncti...

    This book teaches you that the things that hurt you as a child may have been just as hard on the people you blame and until you hear the story from their side, you don?t know the whole story. This family has it?s troubles, as Tallulah calls them her Daddy?s hurricanes and shad...

    3.5 I picked this up because it was by a local author and I was curious. I'm glad I did. It was a novel steeped in summer and family. Family secrets tear apart Tallulah's family and she runs off to find a new life after a family tragedy. She avoids contact with everyone from her hometo...

  • Danielle
    Jun 15, 2018

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! ????? Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James? story is memorable and haunting. Her parents have a tumultuous relationship sparked by a self-absorbed, y...

    3.5 review soon. ...

    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Susan Crandall Great writing and interesting characters combine for a complex and moving coming-of-age story. ??? SUMMARY Tullulah James would be lost if it were not for her old older brother, Griff, and her Southern grandmother. Her paren...

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend. ...

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do they are usually in the gothic haunted mansion variety. The pacing of this one is m...

    ?I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I?m standing here, a place I thought I?d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of childhood pain and adult understanding, of the unchangeable past and the possibilities...

    Tallulah knows that there is something not right about her family. Her Father (Drayton) has episodes of ?hurricanes? and ?shadows.? He is bipolar but not much is known about the illness and how to treat it in1958. Hurricanes describe his manic phases, when he is very energi...

    Susan Crandall's latest novel is a coming of age story set in the sixties, following the James family through small town gossip and dangerous accusations.  Tallulah James's parents have a passionate but unpredictable relationship that often takes precedence over their children.  Her ...

    ?My parents loved so wildly, they destroyed each other. My father was a tormented man. My brother betrayed my trust. My mother is a self-centered hypocrite. My grandmother has secrets so dark she?d lose me than reveal them. I?m afraid if I love you, you?ll destroy me.? A c...

    Truly could not put this one down. A deep look into the lives of a troubled family with past secrets keep coming back to haunt them. Memorable characters and a setting so realistically described that I could feel the heat of the summer days. The perfect book for the beach, pool, or com...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* The Myth of Perpetual Summer is a coming of age story rife with trauma and tragedy while focusing on the bonds of family and how much it means to have a core group supporting...

    I really enjoy Crandall?s previous work but struggled to find as much passion in this work. The Myth Of Perpetual Summer follows a young woman named Tallulah as she comes of age during a tumultuous time in history (civil rights) and an even more difficult time for her personally....

    I've so enjoyed reading Susan Crandall's previous novels and The Myth of Perpetual Summer was no exception. The characters are so real and well developed. I get completely caught up in their stories and think about them long after the novel ends. Tallulah James has left her Mississ...

    Oh, this book! I'm trying to steer away from all the cliche words, but they are what comes to mind: compelling, powerful, thought-provoking, enthralling, beautiful. The writing is exceptional. Susan Crandall doesn't overload us with words in order to pad the pages with unnecessary ...

    Called back to a past she hoped she erased, Tallulah Mae James sets her steering to the swelter of southernmost mud when news hits her of her brother?s charge of murder. Coming from a family tightly knit, due to its loose ends, begins on a pecan plantation. The father is an undiag...

    Tallulah just saw the news. She cannot believe it. Her little brother is being accused of murder. She must get home. Even though she has not seen him, or anyone in her family for years, she knows she must go back to Mississippi and face her past.I love Tallulah. And I really do not kno...

    Tallulah James' life begins as a young girl living in the late 1950's in rural Lamoyne, Mississippi. Her mother neglects her and the entire family. The children call her by her first name, Margo and are resentful because she is so obsessed with other causes that she barely has time for...

    * Thank you Gallery Books & BookishFirst for my free review copy. * Tallulah James' childhood is not stable - her parent's relationship is volatile, their behavior is erratic, and their approach to raising their children is very hands-off. Her constants in her life are her older...