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The Summer Invitation

Charlotte Silver

Roaring Brook Press

When Franny and her older sister, Valentine, are summoned by their aunt Theodora from foggy San Francisco to sunny New York City for one summer, they are taken to timeless locales like Bemelmans Bar and the Sherry-Netherland and instructed on how to be a lady by their chaperone, Clover, Aunt Theodora’s protégé. Franny is thrilled by all of the sophisticated outings, but Valentine has more pressing concerns. Boys! As they wander around New York City going lingerie shopping and learning about the simple elegance of a cucumber sandwich, they unearth secrets about Aunt Theo’s romantic past and even have a few romantic adventures of their own, in Charlotte Silver's The Summer Invitation.

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The Umbrellas of San Francisco
Aunt Theodora isn’t our real aunt, though. She’s just this older woman who Mom got to know in Paris and has been friends with ever since. Aunt Theodora has lived the whole world over—we get postcards and letters postmarked from New York or Paris or Budapest or Rome—but she was born in Boston to one of those old families that had something to do with founding the country way back. Her full name is Theodora Wentworth Whitin Bell, and I guess in Boston all those names are supposed to be a big deal. I don’t know
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Praise for The Summer Invitation

"This is a coming-of-age story about two sisters who are invited to spend their summer in New York City by an old friend of their mother's . . . An easy, lighthearted read." - School Library Journal

"A comfy love letter to New York City and times gone by . . . Perfect for someone who wants some nice, clean nostalgia." - Booklist

"This slender, slice-of-summer story . . . has charm to burn and will appeal to readers who appreciate a romantic aesthetic." - Kirkus Reviews

“Silver excels at creating atmospheric nostalgia in her stylish first book for teens, capturing a transformative moment in time.” - Publishers Weekly

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Charlotte Silver

  • Charlotte Silver grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, before attending Bennington College. She studied writing at The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and has been published in the New York Times. After college, the author spent one memorable summer as a chaperone for two young girls in New York City, which inspired this novel. She is also the author of Charlotte au Chocolat, a memoir about growing up in the restaurant business.
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Roaring Brook Press

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