In The LibraryNew Year

Vanessa Lafaye tells us all about Summertime

Vanessa Lafaye’s stunning novel Summertime is set to be the biggest debut novel of next year.

It’s a beautiful and horrifying fictionalised account of one of the most devastating natural disasters in US history, the Labour Day Hurricane 1935.

Here Vanessa explains a little more about her debut novel.

We have discussion questions and an exclusive interview with Vanessa in our Reading Group Notes. Download a copy here.

Need to know more? You can make a start on Summertime right now . . .

Summertime is out in hardback, eBook and audio 15th January 2015.

Vanessa Lafaye

Vanessa Lafaye was born in Tallahassee and raised in Tampa, Florida, where there were hurricanes most years. She first came to the UK in 1987 looking for adventure, and found it. After spells of living in Paris and Oxford, she now lives in Marlborough, Wiltshire, with her husband and three furry children. Vanessa leads the local community choir, and music and writing are big parts of her life.