Two college rivals turned successful novelists who happen to have neighboring Michigan beach houses for the summer as they attempt to get over their debilitating writer's block--absolutely, YES.
This perfect enemies-to-lovers story will make you happily forget the fact that you might not be packing any real beach reads for a while because the book itself is its own coastal-town getaway.
If you’ve ever read the title of Carson McCullers’ seminal work “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” and thought: “I’ve just read the most beautiful poem, written for me”—if you’ve ever done that—maybe you should pick up this book.
Shapland deftly writes about closeted queer desire, her own coming to terms with herself, and McCullers vs. the coded language she has long been shrouded in.
I don’t know where to put this magnificent book—but maybe it belongs with you.