Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Literary
  • Language:English
  • Pages:250
  • eBook ISBN:9781483509075

Summer's Lease

by Matt Merkl

Book Image Not Available
Overview

Sixteen years after the night that changed everything, forty-five year-old Ava Burris longs to be something more than “Judge Mommy.” Just when this dream seems most elusive a postcard sets her on a new course - back to an old time.

Description

Sixteen years after the night that changed everything, forty-five year-old Ava Burris longs to be something more than “Judge Mommy.” Just when this dream seems most elusive a postcard sets her on a new course - back to an old time. Ava’s journey north to New England leaves time to wonder - will it still feel the same or like a place she’s never been? Will there be familiar voices and laughter? Love?

It’s all a risk but Ava realizes that at this point in her life hope and despair improbably lead to the same place - Faraway Cabins, a now-abandoned New Hampshire resort bathed in the delicate shadings of romance and loss. She’s headed back to a reunion with her much younger lover, to a rewinding of everything that has gone right and wrong with her life. Her teenage kids are appalled that mom has come out of mothballs in such a spectacular way. Is she really going to marry this guy Tom? Ava’s math-major son is sure Tom is after the family money. Her daughter wonders if she can borrow “stepdude” for the junior prom. Neither child knows that this man who makes their mother’s spirits soar was also the fearless rock who stood firm amid the swirling ashes of her greatest sorrow.

With its warm, endearing characters and unforgettable settings, “Summer’s Lease” will take you on a hauntingly lyrical journey through grief’s eternal shadow to love’s eternal embrace.

About the author

Matt Merkl was born in New York and has lived in places throughout New England and the Southwest. "Summer’s Lease" is his second novel.

Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.