Farewell Summer

by Ray Bradbury

On Sale: 10/30/2007

Farewell Summer

by Ray Bradbury

On Sale: 10/30/2007

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About the Book

The master of American fiction returns to the territory of his beloved classic, Dandelion Wine—a sequel 50 years in the making

Some summers refuse to end . . .

October 1st, the end of summer. The air is still warm, but fall is in the air. Thirteen-year-old Douglas Spaulding, his younger brother Tom, and their friends do their best to take advantage of these last warm days, rampaging through the ravine, tormenting the girls . . . and declaring war on the old men who run Green Town, IL. For the boys know that Colonel Quartermain and his cohorts want nothing more than to force them to put away their wild ways, to settle down, to grow up. If only, the boys believe, they could stop the clock atop the courthouse building. Then, surely, they could hold onto the last days of summer . . . and their youth.

But the old men were young once, too. And Quartermain, crusty old guardian of the school board and town curfew, is bent on teaching the boys a lesson. What he doesn’t know is that before the last leaf turns, the boys will give him a gift: they will teach him the importance of not being afraid of letting go.

Critical Praise

“[B]eautiful imagery and well-crafted prose.” — Chicago Sun-Times

“An intriguing coda to one of Bradbury’s classics. ” — Kirkus Reviews

“Creepier than [Dandelion Wine] but retains the elegiac tone and lovely descriptions of 1920s boyhood.” — Library Journal

“A touching meditation on memories, aging, and the endless cycle of birth and death.” — Booklist

“Poignant, wise...Bradbury’s mature but fresh return to his beloved early writing conveys a depth of feeling.” — Publishers Weekly

“Bradbury remains a master of inspired storytelling . . . The long-awaited, rewarding conclusion to an American classic.” — Rocky Mountain News

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061131554
  • ISBN 10: 0061131555
  • Imprint: Harper
  • On Sale: 10/30/2007
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price:11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Classics
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Coming of Age

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