Photo: Rina Weisman
What makes SUMMERLONG stand out is the care with which Beagle delineates Abe and Joanna’s relationship. Both are contradictory personalities — admirable but flawed, courageous but vulnerable — and it’s impossible not to want them to stay together as a couple. When they are touched by forces beyond their ken, they respond with heartbreaking humanness.
Too many fantasy authors focus only on the joys and tumult of youthful love. In SUMMERLONG, Beagle presents a rich, vibrant tale of romance between two older, savvier partners and enlivens it with his special brand of literary magic.
BIBLIOTROPIC includes SUMMERLONG in Top 10 Books I Regret Not Reading in 2016.
Every year there are books released that, for one reason or another, I end up not finding the time or ability to read.
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Cover art by Magdalena Korzeniewska
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