Speaking of Summer

Speaking of Summer

The new novel from the author of Upstate, one of five books selected by the National Book Foundation for the inaugural Literature for Justice Program: a literary thriller about one woman's desperate search for her missing twin sister, a multi-layered mystery set against the neighborhoods of Harlem.On a cold December evening, Autumn Spencer's twin sister Summer walks to the...

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Speaking of Summer Reviews

  • Liz
    One hundred pages into this book I was ready to give up. I had decided the main character, Autumn, was a messed up fruitcake that I had had enough of. But I plowed along and I am glad I did. Slowly Autumn and the cast of characters grew on me and I began to get a hint of the plot twist to come. The...
  • Paperback Paris
    —The review below was authored by Paperback Paris Staff Writer, Rachel Gonzalez. Read more.Kalisha Buckhanon's  Speaking of Summer  is a thriller through and through — but probably not in the way most readers would expect. This is the story of Autumn Spencer, a woman searching for he...
  • Ruthie
    Interesting and well written story of a woman who's search for her sister that disappeared without a trace. Autumn is a woman who is all alone in a big city on a desperate mission where no one seems to care. I won't give away the ending but will tell you that on some level we all share the same thou...
  • karen
    i’m not sure i would categorize this as a “literary thriller” or even “fast-paced” as the synopsis claims—to read this one quickly does a disservice to its subject matter, which is more important and necessary than most books classified as “thrillers” typicall...
  • Janel
    Speaking of Summer opens with a prologue that draws you in instantly; there’s just something about its first person narrative that pulls you in, makes it feel as though said character wants to tell you, the reader, their story. I wouldn’t class this novel as “fast-paced” as the b...
  • MA
    I won a free copy of this book through Goodreads Giveaways.The blip is better than the book."The new novel from the author of Upstate, one of five books selected by the National Book Foundation for the inaugural Literature for Justice Program: a literary thriller about one woman's desperate search f...
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    Kalisha BuckhanonΦBK, University of Chicago, 1999AuthorFrom the publisher: On a cold December evening, Autumn Spencer's twin sister Summer walks to the roof of their shared Harlem brownstone and is never seen again—the door to the roof is locked, and no footsteps are found. Faced with aut...
  • Rebecca H.
    Autumn has lost her sister, Summer. Summer left one set of footprints in the snow on their roof and hasn’t been seen since. So Autumn searches for her in their Harlem neighborhood and anywhere she can think of her sister might have disappeared to. She has very little luck. The police aren’...

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