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The Summer Before the Summer of Love

(1995)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The ten stories in this collection explore the intimate dynamics of parents and children, friends and lovers, and husbands and wives. The characters stand on unstable ground and coexist with unpleasant truths: a grown son drives his mother to the abortion clinic; two girls go on a road trip to a Beatles concert with their divorced mother; three recently single women try to purge the past with a garage sale; a father moves into his daughter's group house in Berkeley. Grappling with loss and disappointment, struggling to become whole again or for the first time, her characters pass like ghosts through their own lives, seeking to understand, imperfectly and belatedly, where they've come from and what might have been.

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Marly Swick's The Summer Before the Summer of Love

Hardback Editions

April 1998 : UK Hardback

Title: The Summer Before The Summer Of Love
Author(s): Marly Swick
ISBN: 1-86159-037-7 / 978-1-86159-037-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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August 1995 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Summer Before the Summer of Love: Stories
Author(s): Marly A Swick, Marly Swick
ISBN: 0-06-017254-1 / 978-0-06-017254-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Paperback Editions

April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Summer Before the Summer of Love
Author(s): Marly Swick
ISBN: 0-8032-9318-6 / 978-0-8032-9318-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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April 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Summer Before The Summer Of Love
Author(s): Marly Swick
ISBN: 0-7538-0688-6 / 978-0-7538-0688-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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April 1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Summer Before The Summer Of Love
Author(s): Marly Swick
ISBN: 1-86159-038-5 / 978-1-86159-038-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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June 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Summer Before the Summer of Love: Stories by
Author(s): Marly Swick
ISBN: 0-06-092730-5 / 978-0-06-092730-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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