All the Summers In Between (Hardcover)

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“If you’re looking to dive into historical fiction this summer, look no further than” (Town & Country) the acclaimed author of Summer Darlings and On Gin Lane and her latest page-turning novel about two estranged friends whose unexpected reconnection in the Hamptons forces them to finally confront the terrible event that drove them apart.

When wealthy, impulsive summer girl Margot meets hardworking and steady local girl Thea in the summer of 1967, the unlikely pair become fast friends, working alongside one another in a record store and spending every spare moment together. But after an unspeakable incident on one devastating August night, they don’t see one another for ten years…until Margot suddenly reappears in Thea’s life, begging for help and harboring more than one dangerous secret. Thea can’t bring herself to refuse her beloved friend—but she also knows she can’t fully trust her either.

Unfulfilled as a housewife, Thea enjoys the dazzling sense of adventure Margot brings to her life, but will the truth of what happened to them that fateful summer ruin everything? Testing the boundaries of how far she’ll go for a friend, Thea is forced to reckon with her uncertain future while trying to decide if some friends are meant to remain in the past.

Set in the dual timelines of 1967 and 1977, All the Summers In Between is at once a mesmerizing portrait of a complex friendship, a delicious glimpse into a bygone Hamptons, and a powerful coming-of-age for two young women during a transformative era.

About the Author


Brooke Lea Foster is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post MagazineThe AtlanticThe Boston Globe Magazine, and People, among others. An alumna of The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, she is the author of three nonfiction books and the novels Summer Darlings, On Gin Lane, and All the Summers In Between.

Praise For…


“A mesmerizing story of the complexities of female friendship and the yearning of women to live full lives. Foster depicts the 1970s with sensitivity and a rich command of detail, and as the pace picks up toward a perfectly executed denouement, you won’t be able to turn away.” —Beatriz Williams

“This intense and beautifully written tale of complex female friendship, bonded by a dark secret,  transports the reader to the upscale Hamptons of the sixties and seventies for a delicious taste of glamor and intrigue.” —Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author

"Another engaging and thrilling novel for summer! All The Summers In Between takes us to 1977 in The Hamptons when Margot blows back into Thea’s life after ten years, and we know everything is going to change. With a bygone-Hamptons setting, deep friendships that return in a roar, and love that can survive it all, Brooke Lea Foster carries us with skill and suspense into a glittering world [that] has it all: mystery, friendship, secrets, enchanting setting, and of course love. With a reminder that women must find what is most important at the core of their own lives, make room in your beach bag for this mesmerizing book.” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Book of Flora Lea

“Foster's crisp delineation of character, skill at suspense, and ability to evoke an intriguing time and place hit a new high: I simply could not put this mesmerizing book down. Two friends, two very different decades (the 60s and 70s), and all the mounting tension and trust issues that friendships in our youth can uniquely forge and sustain long after they may have run their course. In Thea, Foster's very real and relatable protagonist, readers will see themselves and experience her every hopeful move and misstep as girlhood pal Margot re-enters her calm domestic life ten years later like a time bomb. Another beautifully written historical fiction from a great storyteller, just in time for summer.” --Natalie Jenner, internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society, Bloomsbury Girls & the forthcoming Every Time We Say Goodbye (2024)

*  “Foster provides suspense and a well-driven plot . . . [She] fills the book with references to fashion, cars, and celebrities of the time periods . . . A fun and intriguing read.”Library Journal, starred review

"A taut, dynamic examination of friendship, marriage, and the inescapable consequences of who we choose to trust and love. With everything to keep the pages turning—complex and vulnerable characters, perfectly flawed relationships, and an overwhelming sense of danger that lurks around every twisted cornerFoster’s stunning prose and inspired details almost made me forget just how fast my heart was beating. This is a summer book to read all year long! An amazing story! " —Lynda Cohen Loigman, author of The Matchmaker's Gift and The Wartime Sisters


Product Details
ISBN: 9781668034378
ISBN-10: 1668034379
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English