book cover of Summer At the Lake

Summer At the Lake

(1997)
A novel by

 
 
For childhood friends Leo Kelly, Jane Devlin, and newly ordained "Packy" Keenan, the summers they spent at the lake together were times of pure magic. And no summer was more enchanting than the summer of 1948 - until a tragic car wreck killed two of their friends. The rich and prominent "Old House" families of Chicago banded together to protect their own - the driver, who was drunk, was the son of a local doctor. The car had belonged to Leo, whose family was middle class, so the police quickly arrested him and tried to force a confession. To make matters more complicated, half a million dollars in counterfeit bills had been found in the trunk. There was a cover-up and a vicious scandal. Leo left for the Korean War, and the three friends' summers at the lake were gone forever... Until thirty years later - when Leo, still obsessed by the memory of Jane and the need to solve the mystery of what really happened that fateful summer, comes back to Chicago and back to the lake. Jane is more beautiful than ever, but her life has been an unhappy one, trapped in a loveless marriage and haunted by the memory of Leo. She has returned to the lake to try to piece her life back together. Disillusioned with the priesthood, Packy realizes he's in love with Jane, too. But as a best friend and confidant to Leo and Jane, he faces a difficult choice this summer: should he help his oldest friend win back the woman of his dreams or pursue what might be his own last chance for love?


Get it on Google Play

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Andrew M Greeley's Summer At the Lake

Hardback Editions

May 1998 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 1-56895-559-6 / 978-1-56895-559-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 1997 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 0-312-86082-X / 978-0-312-86082-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake (Family Saga)
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 0-8125-4442-0 / 978-0-8125-4442-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA MP3 CD
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 1-4805-6112-6 / 978-1-4805-6112-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2009 : USA MP3 CD
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 1-4233-8634-5 / 978-1-4233-8634-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2009 : USA MP3 CD
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 1-4233-8635-3 / 978-1-4233-8635-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


December 2000 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake: A Stunning Story of Young Love and Love Regained
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 1-57815-510-X / 978-1-57815-510-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Media Books Audio Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2000 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 1-57815-176-7 / 978-1-57815-176-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Media Books Llc
Availability: Amazon   


January 1998 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 1-56740-248-8 / 978-1-56740-248-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paperback Nova Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 1-56100-746-3 / 978-1-56100-746-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bookcassette
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 1-56100-821-4 / 978-1-56100-821-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Unabridged Library Edition
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 1997 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake (Nova Audio Books)
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
ISBN: 1-56100-932-6 / 978-1-56100-932-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nova Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Summer at the Lake (Family Saga)
Author(s): Andrew M Greeley
Publisher: Forge Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU