Advance praise for The Summer List, out
June 26, 2018:

“Doan’s characters leap off the page…[An] accomplished debut novel…Will please readers who grew up with the novels of Judy Blume.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A poignant tale of mothers and daughters finding their ways home to each other.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A trip down memory lane becomes a hunt for long-buried secrets in Amy Mason Doan’s gripping and poignant debut. An evocative tale of family, first love, and the unique and lasting gift of a friendship formed in girlhood.”
-Meg Donohue, USA Today bestselling author

“There is not a word or a plot line out of place in The Summer List, Amy Mason Doan’s fabulous debut about two girlhood friends from a small lakeside town who reunite as adults to try to salvage their broken relationship. Dive beneath the surface and you’ll find a complex and finely wrought story as full of mystery and vitality as the lake itself. These characters and their stories are going to stick with you for a long, long time.”
-Meg Mitchell Moore, author of The Admissions and The Captain’s Daughter

“An amazing debut.”
-Authorlink

“In her mesmerizing debut, Amy Mason Doan challenges everything we think we know about family and forgiveness. Readers will be swept up in this haunting story of buried secrets and lost love.”
-Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of The Two-Family House

“With its exquisite detail, The Summer List wouldn’t let me go, and the unexpected ending gave me chills. A luscious, haunting tale of grappling with the past, perfectly capturing the complexity and nuances of adolescent life. An irresistible novel of friendship and home.”
-Jennifer S. Brown, author of Modern Girls

“A tender novel about friendship lost and rekindled, and uncovering the truth of the past. Equal parts bildungsroman and homecoming story, The Summer List is an opportunity for a second chance at love and a healing journey to repair estrangements before it’s too late.”
-Polly Dugan, author of So Much a Part of You and The Sweetheart Deal

“Moving…compelling…beautifully written characters.”
-The Girly Book Club

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