A Song for Summer

A Song for Summer

Book - 2007
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On the eve of World War II, a young Englishwoman takes a job as housemother in a boarding school in Austria. She falls in love with the groundsman who is in reality a Czech composer. The arrival of the Nazis leads to drama, the lovers are separated but they will reunite. By the author of Madensky Square.
Publisher: New York : Speak, 2007
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780142408667
0142408662
Branch Call Number: FICTION Ibb
Characteristics: 397 pages ; 21 cm

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marthabwaters
Apr 30, 2016

I liked this pretty well, in the sense that I like all of Ibbotson's historical fiction because of the amazing amount of detail she includes, bringing a time and a place fully to life, along with lots of wonderful characters. However, this one is a biiiiit meandering, and so I didn't really tear through it like I did some of her others. I also found the resolution of the central romance a trifle dissatisfying; however, full credit to Ibbotson for bringing pre-war Austria so vividly to life.

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sunshineagain
Jun 05, 2012

This is my least favorite Ibbotson book so far. The book goes off in so many directions and takes too long to cross paths and bring resolution. A disappointing ending and the evolution of the characters makes one dislike them instead of rooting for them.

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sunshineagain
Jun 05, 2012

sunshineagain thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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