Speaking of Summer by Kalisha Buckhanon

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 roof of their shared Harlem brownstone and is never seen again—the door ...


Details Speaking of Summer

TitleSpeaking of Summer
Author
Release DateJul 30th, 2019
PublisherCounterpoint
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Mystery
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Reviews Speaking of Summer

  • MA
    1970-01-01
    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 for her missing twin sister, a multi-layered mystery set against the neighborhoods of Harlem."Speaking of Summer is not a book about Summer Spencer, bu...
  • Liz
    1970-01-01
    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. There's a lot here ... the complexity of family dynamics, the ways the mind protects itself, the diversity, indifference and dangers of urban life ... bu...
  • Kathy Ross
    1970-01-01
    I obtained a free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. The mystery revolves around Autumn's search for her missing sister which consumes much of her choices. And, is closely tied to her identity. She copes with her overwhelming grief, losses and poverty in Harlem. She confronts the racism which makes her sister invisible to authority. Some surprising twist in the plot which will keep you guessing.