The summer books just keep getting better and the weather keeps getting hotter! I was so excited to receive a copy of Allison Winn Scotch’sAllison Winn Scotch’s newest book, In Twenty Years. Think the movie The Big Chill. A wonderful, complex novel of a group of friends who reunite after their college graduation, twenty years later. There is nothing I love more than a novel centered around a group of friends, especially an eclectic group and this was nothing short of that. Winn, who is one of my favorite authors and really people because if you love Tim Riggins you are a friend of mine (you must follow her on Facebook to see her amazing posts about Felicity, Friday Night Lights and all things pop culture 🙂 ), knocks it out of the park with a book that is funny, emotional and real. The characters, all completely different, are the outcome of what we all feel when we reunite with old friends- joy, envy, compassion and love. Take my word for it, In Twenty Years will keep you turning the pages.
In Twenty Years is a densely woven story, which I do not want to give too much away, and multi layered due to its rich characters and thorough plot. A group of college friends reunite at the calling of their recently deceased friend thanks to a request in her will. All at different points in their lives they gather together at their college house bringing baggage, secrets and confessions. Told through alternating chapters for each character, the story is hard to resist as every page captures the essence of this group of friends and has revelations that will keep you guessing. Winn Scotch, again tells a story that is unique yet captivating for the reader, something she does again and again with her books. Get this book, grab a cocktail and settle into the sand. In Twenty Years is my “Poolside Pick”of the week! This book will bring you lots of BLISS 🙂
*Thanks to Lake Union for sending Bliss, Beauty and Books a review copy.