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Every Summer After

A novel by Carley Fortune.

Carley Fortune

They say you can never go home again, and for Persephone Fraser, ever since she made the biggest mistake of her life a decade ago, that has felt too true. Instead of spending summers in cottage country, on the glittering lakeshore of her childhood, she stays in a stylish apartment in Toronto, keeping everyone a safe distance from her heart.

Until she receives the call that sends her racing back to Barry's Bay and into the orbit of Sam Florek — the man she never thought she'd have to live without.

For six summers, through hazy afternoons on the water and warm summer nights working in his family's restaurant, Percy and Sam had been inseparable. And when Percy returns to the lake, their connection is as undeniable as it had always been. But until she can confront the decisions she made, they'll never know whether their love is bigger than the biggest mistakes of their past. 

Told over the course of six years in the past and one weekend in the present, Every Summer After is a romantic look at love and the people and choices that mark us forever. (From Viking)

Carley Fortune is a Canadian journalist who's worked as an editor for Refinery29, The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Toronto Life. Every Summer After is the Toronto-based author's debut novel.

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