All the Summer Girls Audiobook, by Meg Donohue Play Audiobook Sample

All the Summer Girls Audiobook

All the Summer Girls Audiobook, by Meg Donohue Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Heather Henderson Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: May 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780062263476

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Longest Chapter Length:

34:46 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

23 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

19:26 minutes

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Publisher Description

All the Summer Girls by Meg Donohue is a riveting coming-of-age tale set on the New Jersey shore. Donohue, the author of the bestselling novel How to Eat a Cupcake, is a master of literary fiction; her skill is demonstrated in this charming and moving second novel.

Set among the sunsets and dunes, All the Summer Girls is the story of how three former best friends, their lives rapidly unraveling, are reunited at the beach town of their past—where the ambience of summer encourages them to explore new experiences they would never otherwise attempt.

When dark secrets threaten to surface, Kate, Vanessa, and Dani begin to realize just how much their lives—and friendships—have been shaped by the choices they made one fateful summer night years ago. In the hope of finally moving forward, the women turn to one another for forgiveness—but how can they forgive each other when they can’t forgive themselves?

Meg Donohue is a phenomenal talent, and fans of Sarah Pekkanen, Susan Mallery, and Catherine McKenzie, will be enthralled by this rich and detailed novel about women, relationships, and forgiveness.

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 “Donohue sounds an irresistible call to spread a blanket on the nearest beach with three best friends who reunite on the Jersey Shore to commiserate, imbibe, and confess the dark secrets that have haunted them since college. Donohue gives the chick-lit buddy trope an appealing twist and a lot of depth, turning a familiar yarn of regret, trust, and loyalty into an elegant ode to late bloomers.”

— Publishers Weekly 


  • “Beach Book Extraordinaire! Donohue’s three protagonists are irresistibly sympathetic as they try to unbury their true selves from the ruinous secrets of their shared past.”

    — Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of Summerland
  • “All the Summer Girls is a beautifully wrought story about the tender yet resilient bonds of friendship and the damage of kept secrets. Meg Donohue writes with keen insight, prodding readers to re-examine their own past choices, while gracefully examining themes of family, friendship and forgiveness.”

    — Karen White, New York Times bestselling author of Sea Change and On Folly Beach
  • “An intimate, heartfelt, beautiful exploration of friendship, family and the ties that bind and the secrets that destroy us. Read it first, pass it to your girlfriend later. She’ll be grateful.”

    — Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of The Song Remains the Same and Time of My Life
  • “All the Summer Girls is an honest and engaging look at the complicated and powerful bonds of female friendship. Donohue takes us on a weekend reunion full of secrets, resentment, and regret—in other words, once you start this book, you won’t be able to put it down!”

    — Jennifer Close, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses
  • “Meg Donohue paints a compassionate portrait of what it means to be adrift — in love, and in one’s own sense of self — with engaging heroines both flawed and utterly real.”

    — Nichole Bernier, author of The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D.
  • “This novel is a sensitive, vibrant, and touching portrayal of childhood friends…Donohue beautifully captures how the shimmering promise of youth and the sobering realities of maturity must coalesce to create a fully realized, hopeful woman.”

    — RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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About Meg Donohue

Meg Donohue is the author of several books, including the USA Today bestselling How to Eat a Cupcake, All the Summer Girls, Dog Crazy, and Every Wild Heart, among others. She has an MFA degree in creative writing from Columbia University and a BA in comparative literature from Dartmouth College.

About Heather Henderson

Heather Henderson is a voice talent, theater critic, and dramaturg. In addition to narrating audiobooks, she has voiced hundreds of commercial and educational projects, and her arts reviews and poems have appeared in newspapers and magazines across the country. She holds MFA and DFA degrees from the Yale School of Drama. She lives in Oregon.