THURSDAY, 30 JULY 2020 at 5 PM / IN CONVERSATION
Jamie Brenner, Summer Longing
Ruth Cooperman arrives in beautiful beachside Provincetown for her retirement, renting the perfect waterfront cottage while she searches for her forever home. After years of hard work and making peace with life's compromises, Ruth is looking forward to a carefree summer of solitude. But when she finds a baby girl abandoned on her doorstep, Ruth turns to her new neighbors for help and is drawn into the drama of the close-knit community.
The appearance of the mystery baby has an emotional ripple effect through the women in town, including Amelia Cabral, the matriarch who lost her own child decades earlier; Elise Douglas, owner of the tea shop who gave up her dream of becoming a mother; and teenage local Jaci Barros who feels trapped by her parents' expectations. Ruth, caring for a baby for the first time in thirty years, even reaches out to her own estranged daughter, Olivia, summoning her to Provincetown in hopes of a reconciliation.
As summer unfolds and friends and family care for the infant, alliances are made, relationships are tested, and secrets are uncovered. But the unconditional love for a child in need just might bring Ruth and the women of Provincetown exactly what they have been longing for themselves.
With heartfelt storytelling, Summer Longing is Jamie Brenner's eagerly anticipated return to Provincetown; another unforgettable tale about motherhood, friendship, and finding your way home. There is absolutely nothing like summer on Cape Cod, so we invite you to escape with us as we welcome novelist Jamie Brenner on Thursday, 30 July 2020 at 5 PM. She will be discussing her wonderful new book, Summer Longing, writing, and her beloved Cape Cod. This event will take place via CrowdCast. Tickets are $5 (includes a $5 coupon to rakestrawbooks.com). Purchase tickets HERE.
BONUS: One lucky guest at this event will receive a $100 gift certificate to New England Lobster Market & Eatery in Burlingame. They deliver the freshest Maine lobster anywhere in the Bay Area. The lobster rolls are on us . . . .