I can't wait to share the cover... but in the meantime I can share two blurbs that came in from the most wonderful authors: Diana Spechler author of the amazing WHO BY FIRE and Juliette Fay author of the beautiful SHELTER ME.
From Diana Spechler:
"Robin Antalek's debut is as haunting as it is gripping--a story of events, both mundane and dramatic, that tear a family apart; and of the often inexplicable love that binds a family together. THE SUMMER WE FELL APART is a beautiful, memorable novel."
and from Juliette Fay...
"Reminiscent of The Glass Castle, THE SUMMER WE FELL APART tells the story of the four Haas kids, who are at best neglected, at worst utterly demoralized by their self-centered parents. It's told over the course of fifteen years, point of view shifting from sibling to sibling, as they grow into adulthood. Each perspective is so poignantly etched by Antalek that you can't wait to hear what the next kid knows that the rest don't,what each can tell you about the others, and whether they will succeed in their efforts to rise from the cigarette ashes of their upbringing. With every chapter the story grows richer and clearer, as does your appreciation for their humor, their burdens and their devotion to each other."
I am in awe of their amazing words. Thanks!