“Jeff Bailey is turning 40. Settled and happily married, he spends his nights writing unsold screenplays while working security at a remote desert nuclear power plant after 9/11. Surfing the web one night, he sees the name of his first love, Shelley Dawson, pop up on a high school website.Bailey offers to dig out his journals and take them both back to the summer of 1981 in Ohio. She never knew he kept a detailed journal about his time with her so, uneasy but curious, she allows him into a past she can’t remember to see what he finds. Surprised by how much he’d forgotten, Bailey returns to the single summer that first broke his heart and made him a stranger to his own life and to the only world he’d ever known. The end of his childhood and the beginning of what his young parents always warned him about: dreaded adulthood. Transcribing his journals to a distant lost love, the adult Bailey follows his doomed teenage self, reliving the discovery and pain as he retraces his first feelings for Shelley, unearthing and unleashing emotions that hold consequences for them both all these years later.”
Happy first day of Summer! Now is the PERFECT time to lounge around and read any and everything you can get your hands on. Here are a few of our recommendations for YA books that you can’t miss out on this Summer!
Margaret Cioffi has been with City Lights Press since 2017. She currently has one book released, My Summer Job, with the second book, The Disappearing Daughter, to be released June 14th. Margaret spends her free time writing, cooking, painting and hanging out with her husband and her family although not all at the same time.
Get your copy of My Summer Job here, and keep your eyes out for The Disappearing Daughter on June 14th!