Sue’s August Recommendation

the last summer of the camperdownsFocused through the memory of the adult she has become, Riddle (named by her father after the teamster leader James Riddle Hoffa), recounts the traumatic mysterious events of the summer of 1971 on Cape Cod with the freshness and naïveté of the twelve year old she was.   Riddle is a precocious, bright only child with with an icy, beautiful ex-movie star mother, a “limousine Democrat” father who is running for public office and their family dialogue is sharp and witty.  Riddle witnesses something vaguely terrible in a neighbors barn one night, and finds out, “once you postpone doing what’s right, you become part of what is wrong.”  It kept me hooked until the last page. – Sue

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