The High Season

“Sharply observed and beautifully written, The High Season is like a cold martini on a hot summer night: refreshing and intoxicating at the same time.”

—Janelle Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Watch Me Disappear

The High Season is touching, funny, and emotionally precise, recognizable yet full of surprises. Change comes like a hurricane to Orient Point and the lives of the people who live there. Then an actual hurricane comes, too! Forget the Hamptons. Blundell’s North Fork is where the real drama—and fun—blow in.”

—Cathleen Schine, New York Times bestselling author of The Three Weissmanns of Westport

“Judy Blundell’s debut novel for adults, The High Season, will hit the summer like a blazing comet of wit, poignancy, and lines that make one stop and sizzle with awe. I’m a fan of Judy Blundell for life!”

—Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Beach House Reunion

“Judy Blundell’s The High Season is a smart, poignant, witty novel about a family’s life-changing summer on Long Island’s North Fork.  It has a churning plot redolent of those great women’s movies from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, and a winning cast of complicated characters, variously brimming with spirit, brains, humor, cowardice, duplicity, evil, charm, and generosity.”

—Susan Rieger, author of The Heirs

"I tore through this book with the sort of obsessive speed that makes you forget about things like eating, and sleeping. On top of tackling tough issues like wealth, family, and class, Judy Blundell treats her characters—may they be mothers or daughters, socialites or artists—with more honesty and heart than any writer I know. This isn't a book that you'll leave on some beach on Long Island's North Fork—this is a book you'll be talking about for a long time to come.”

—Grant Ginder, author of The People We Hate at the Wedding

“The High Season is a wickedly good read, hilarious, poignant, and insightful, with a breathtaking finale. If you’ve ever served on a committee, or lived in a resort town, or had friends or parents or children or an infuriating spouse, you will love this book. I did!”

—Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Secrets in Summer