Still Summer

By Jacquelyn Mitchard (Mass Market, 2011)
In high school, Olivia, Tracy and Holly had been known as The Godmothers, and their friendship has endured throughout the ensuing decades. Now, with the death of Olivia's husband, a wealthy Italian Count, and her return to America, the friends decide to reunite on a luxury cruise in the Caribbean. Along with Tracy's college-aged daughter and a two-man crew, they begin their journey uneventfully, enjoying the sun and the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean.
Then, a series of devastating events unfolds, leaving the women crewless, starving and terrified. Almost overnight, what was meant to be a blissful vacation devolves into a desperate fight for survival, as they soon find themselves battling the elements, a horrifying attack by drug traffickers, and their own frailties. It is at once a story about the bonds of friendship, the love between mothers and their children, and the strengths we don't know we possess until we are faced with our own mortality.

In high school, Olivia, Tracy and Holly had been known as The Godmothers, and their friendship has endured throughout the ensuing decades. Now, with the death of Olivia's husband, a wealthy Italian Count, and her return to America, the friends decide to reunite on a luxury cruise in the Caribbean. Along with Tracy's college-aged daughter and a two-man crew, they begin their journey uneventfully, enjoying the sun and the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean.
Then, a series of devastating events unfolds, leaving the women crewless, starving and terrified. Almost overnight, what was meant to be a blissful vacation devolves into a desperate fight for survival, as they soon find themselves battling the elements, a horrifying attack by drug traffickers, and their own frailties. It is at once a story about the bonds of friendship, the love between mothers and their children, and the strengths we don't know we possess until we are faced with our own mortality.

Jacquelyn Mitchard is the New York Times bestselling author of Cage of Stars, The Deep End of the Ocean and eight other works for both adults and children. She is also the author of The Rest of Us: Dispatches from the Mother Ship, a collection of her newspaper columns, which are syndicated nationwide by Tribune Media Services. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and seven children.
  • "Jacqueline Mitchard is a master...Slowly and expertly, Mitchard ratchets up the tension in this pulse-pounding tale of courage, betrayal, and high-seas terror." (Tess Gerritsen).

  • "Secure your life preserver. Tie yourself to the mast. Mitchard is taking you on a thrill ride you won't forget." (USA Today).

  • "A rich concotion of tension, emotion, and violence, nicely stirred up by Mitchard, who means to scare readers, and move them too. She succeeds on both counts." (Boston Globe).

  • "STILL SUMMER is a finely written tale you will not be able to put down...an utterly compelling novel you will not soon forget!" (Andre Dubus III).

  • "Sweeps us away on the high seas in glorious Jacquelyn Mitchard style! Full of surprises, revelations, and the complexities and joys of longtime friendship, you will savor every word and hope the story never ends." (Adriana Trigiani).

  • (Library Journal).

Product Details

Still Summer
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 384
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446585415
  • On Sale Date: 05/01/2011
Still Summer