"...this stirringly believable epistolary novel...[will be a] strong addition to women’s' fiction." --Booklist
"A remarkable debut novel." --Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of True Colors.
"This is an insightful, honest book about the nature of grief, loss, love, marriage and divorce...Each time my family's needs forced me to put it down, I found myself anticipating the time I could pick up it up again. Lynne Griffin has given readers the gift of a compelling novel of character and of life." --Jeanne Ray, New York Times bestselling author of Julie and Romeo and Eat Cake
"I could not stop reading!!!! Life Without Summer is what I consider the epitome of smart women's fiction. Once I picked this book up, I could not put it down and found it utterly real and compelling. This is a deeply satisfying book that pulls us through the lives of two very different women any one of which could be ourselves." --Patricia Wood, Orange Prize-nominated author of Lottery
"Part who-dunnit, part psychological portraiture, part an argument for the necessity of "facing" grief, Life Without Summer is an always-involving novel. Griffin is a master of the crisp and telling detail, and her troubled main characters are wonderfully human." --Martha Moody, national bestselling author of Best Friends and The Office of Desire
"There are many deep satisfactions in this absorbing and deftly plotted novel but what I most admired was Lynne Griffin's wonderfully complex characterization of her two heroines...A sparkling debut." --Margot Livesey, author of New York Times Notable Book Eva Moves the Furniture and Banishing Verona
"Griffin's sensitive debut reveals how loss can tear people apart yet be the same force that binds them again with strength and love. Many readers will find comfort and healing through this heartfelt, genuine story." --Ronlyn Domingue, author of The Mercy of Thin Air