The First Warm Evening of the Year

The First Warm Evening of the Year

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When Laura, who was once his closest friend, names him the executor of her estate, Geoffrey Tremont arrives in the small town of Shady Grove, New York, to get to know the people who were most influential in Laura's life.

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Following his extraordinary debut novel, Light of Day (“An exhilarating emotional roller-coaster ride” —Washington Post), author Jamie Saul now explores the intricate relationships between friends and siblings, husbands and wives.

The First Warm Evening of the Year is a breathtakingly beautiful, wonderfully resonant, and gorgeously evocative story that demonstrates how true love can be discovered in the most unexpected places. Finely wrought, character-driven literary fiction that packs an emotional wallop, Saul’s The First Warm Evening of the Year is for anyone who has ever been powerfully affected by a novel by Chris Bohjalian, Joyce Maynard, or Scott Spencer…and for everyone who adores getting lost in a great story.



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When Laura, who was once his closest friend, names him the executor of her estate, Geoffrey Tremont arrives in the small town of Shady Grove, New York, to get to know the people who were most influential in Laura's life; and the more he learns about the woman he once knew, the more he discovers about himself. 25,000 first printing.
A tale of love lost and found, the rekindling of a passion for life that two people discover with each other, and the complex dynamics of family and friendship. From the moment he first sees her, Geoffrey instinctively knows this attractive, plainspoken woman has the power to upend his cool, compartmentalized life. What Marian knows is that life comes with no guarantees, no promises of lasting happiness, and although she finds herself unsettled by this persistent, compelling man, she's unwilling to tradeher hard-won, quotidian existence for an indefinite future.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061449727
Branch Call Number: Fiction Saul
Characteristics: p. cm

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Michael Colford Sep 05, 2012

Lovely mature novel about Geoffrey, a fortyish, Manhattan voice-over actor who has never truly been in love. He enjoys a comfortable relationship with a woman who admires and enjoys, and who is just as averse to commitment as he is. Then he unexpectedly finds himself the executor of a college friend's will... someone he was close to in his younger days, but whom he hasn't seen in years. By accepting his responsibility to carry out her final wishes, he finds himself in the Hudson Valley town of Shady Grove, and he meets Marian, the best friend of his deceased friend. The two form an instant connection, but Marian is involved with Eliot, and worse, she is still hopelessly in love with her husband who passed away years ago.

Jamie Saul has written a thoughtful, adult novel about love in its many forms.

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