The Myth of Perpetual Summer

The Myth of Perpetual Summer

From the national bestselling author of Whistling Past the Graveyard comes a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties that harkens to both Ordinary Grace and The Secret Life of Bees.

Tallulah James’s parents’ volatile relationship, erratic behavior, and hands-off approach to child rearing set tongues to wagging in their staid Mississippi town, complicating her already uncertain life. She takes the responsibility of shielding her family’s reputation and raising her younger twin siblings onto her youthful shoulders.

If not for the emotional constants of her older brother, Griff, and her old guard Southern grandmother, she would be lost. When betrayal and death arrive hand in hand, she takes to the road, headed to what turns out to be the not-so-promised land of Southern California. The dysfunction of her childhood still echoes throughout her scattered family, sending her brother on a disastrous path and drawing her home again. There she uncovers the secrets and lies that set her family on the road to destruction.

Title:The Myth of Perpetual Summer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501172014
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About Susan Crandall

Alas, the rumor is true, Susan was a dental hygienist in her previous career. However, she "retired" from that profession many years ago and has been a full-time author ever since--thanks to all of you fabulous readers.


    The Myth of Perpetual Summer Reviews

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    5 southern family secret stars to The Myth of Perpetual Summer, my first favorite read of summer! 🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺Set in Mississippi in the 1960s and 70s, Tallulah James’ story is memorable and ...

  • Diane S ?

    3.5 Tallulah James, adore the name and adore the fiesty young lady to which it belongs in this quiessentially southern novel. Mississippi, the sixties, Lulie as she is called, and her brother Griff ar...

  • Book of Secrets

    The drama of a dysfunctional Southern family plays out on the pages of THE MYTH OF PERPETUAL SUMMER, and woven in between is the tumultuous coming-of-age story of Tallulah James.On the one hand, the w...

  • Mackey

    There are times when a book reaches out, grabs your heart and doesn’t let it go. The Myth of Perpetual Summer is that book! Susan Crandall, author of the best-selling novel Whistling Past the Grave...

  • Lisa

    The Myth of Perpetual SummerSusan CrandallGreat writing and interesting characters combinefor a complex and moving coming-of-age story.⭐⭐⭐SUMMARYTullulah James would be lost if it were not for h...

  • Karen White

    Love, love, LOVE this book! Susan Crandall is a master at delving into family dysfunction and the human psyche. Highly recommend....

  • Janelle

    Thank you so much Gallery Books for providing my free copy of THE MYTH OF PERPETUAL SUMMER by Susan Crandall - all opinions are my own.This is such a lovely book and Susan Crandall is a master storyte...

  • Tammy

    5 ☆ I absolutely loved The Myth of Perpetual Summer, is one of my favorites this year! ❤A tender Southern coming-of-age story set in the 1960-70’s about Tallulah James’ dysfunctional family wi...

  • Michelle

    I won this book through a BookishFirst giveaway. Thank you! Sadly, I'm going to sit this one aside for now and maybe try again at another time. I don't read a lot of historical fiction and when I do t...

  • Karen

    “I stare at the house for a few minutes, even now surprised I’m standing here, a place I thought I’d never see again. It causes a strange sense of vertigo, this collision of long-ago and now of ...