The Summer That Melted Everything: A Novel by Tiffany McDaniel
Published by St. Martin’s Press on July 26, 2016
Genres: Family Life, Literary
Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil.
…all my strongest memories of Sophie were of her leaving…
Sophie Stark, our eponymous antihero, is a visionary filmmaker whose searing genius and determination leads her to create movies of unparalleled rawness “as if an alien had come down and filmed humans and shown us what we were like so much more honestly than any other human could”.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Well, what a special novel this is. I don’t think I’ve read anything quite like it, and I certainly didn’t expect it to be so unique. I love it, and a quarter of the way through I wasn’t sure I was going to.