Can’t Wait Wednesday – THAT SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THAT SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner. I absolutely loved Weiner’s last novel, Big Summer, so I’m really looking forward to reading another one from her.  This new one is calling to me because of its focus on female friendships and because of its Cape Cod setting.


THAT SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner

Publication Date:  May 11, 2021 by Altria Books


From Goodreads:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Summer comes another timely and deliciously twisty novel of intrigue, secrets, and the transformative power of female friendship, set on beautiful Cape Cod.

Daisy Shoemaker can’t sleep. With a thriving cooking business, full schedule of volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs, she should be content. But her teenage daughter can be a handful; her husband can be distant, her work can feel trivial, and she has lots of acquaintances, but no real friends. Still, Daisy knows she’s got it good. So why is she up all night?

While Daisy tries to identify the root of her dissatisfaction, she’s also receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling, whose email address is just one punctuation mark away from her own. While Daisy’s driving carpools, Diana is chairing meetings. While Daisy’s making dinner, Diana’s making plans to reorganize corporations. Diana’s glamorous, sophisticated, single-lady life is miles away from Daisy’s simpler existence. When an apology leads to an invitation, the two women meet and become friends. But, as they get closer, we learn that their connection was not completely accidental. Who IS this other woman, and what does she want with Daisy?

From the manicured Main Line of Philadelphia to the wild landscape of the Outer Cape, written with Jennifer Weiner’s signature wit and sharp observations, THAT SUMMER is a story about surviving our pasts, confronting our futures, and the sustaining bonds of friendship.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

20 replies
  1. verushka
    verushka says:

    Alright this premise has my attention; instead of a heartwarming story about a friendship (which I thought was where this was going) there’s an intriguing mystery Around their link hmmmm 🧐🧐🧐

  2. Sam@wlabb
    Sam@wlabb says:

    I have only read a few books by Weiner, but I enjoyed them all, and it’s easy to related to a character who can’t sleep, lol.

  3. Greg
    Greg says:

    Ooh this sounds interesting! A chance meeting that maybe wasn’t so chancy, eh? Plus the summery setting and Cape Cod…

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Yes, I’m really loving the Cape Cod setting. That’s one of those places that’s close enough that I’m surprised I haven’t visited it yet. One of these days!

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