The Last Summer of the Camperdowns, from the best-selling author of Apologize, Apologize!, introduces Riddle James Camperdown, the twelve-year-old daughter of the idealistic Camp and his manicured, razor-sharp wife, Greer.
"R.L. Stine Summered on the Cape with John Cheever"
Maine's rugged, picturesque Monhegan Island is home to weathered lobster fishermen and curious tourists, a genial if sleepy group. But when Spark Monahan - rakish prodigal son - returns unannounced to the dilapidated family home, his arrival launches a summer the likes of which this quiet town has never seen. During Spark's absence, his young son, Hally, has been cared for by what remains of the Monahan family: Spark's gentle brother, Hugh, and their shrewd, fork-tongued father, Pastor Ragnar.
"Good story "
Collie Flanagan was named after his mother's favorite breed of dog. His brother, Bingo, was named for an Irish setter. Their names are the least of their worries because they're Flanagans, members of a wildly wealthy, impossibly articulate family that also includes a philandering father, pigeon-racing uncle, radical activist mother, and domineering media mogul father whose own daughter has accused him of being a murderer.
"Not very good"