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Summer On Gin Lane

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The cover of "On Gin Lane" by Brooke Foster.

authorStaff Writer on May 27, 2022

On Tuesday, May 31, at 5:30 p.m., BookHampton will host a virtual event featuring Brooke Foster, author of “On Gin Lane” in conversation with Jamie Brenner, author of the novel “The Forever Summer.”

Brooke Lea Foster is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, and HuffPost, among others.

In “On Gin Lane,” protagonist Everleigh “Lee” Farrows thinks she finally has life all figured out: a handsome fiancé named Roland, a trust in her name, and a house in Bronxville waiting for her to fill it with three adorable children. That is, until Roland brings her out to the Hamptons for a summer that will change everything.

Lee’s delight in staying at a beachside hotel on Gin Lane is clouded by unpleasant memories of another hotel, the Plaza, where she grew up in the shadow of her mother’s mental illness. Shaking off flashbacks, Lee resolves to dive into an unforgettable summer with poolside bellinis, daily tennis matches, luncheons with her Manhattan circle, and her camera in tow. But when tragedy strikes on the hotel’s opening weekend, the cracks in Lee’s picture-perfect future slowly begin to reveal themselves, and she must look deep within herself to determine if the life she’s always wanted will ever truly be enough.

From the regal inns to the farmland, the well-heeled New Yorkers to the Bohemian artists, the East End is a hodge-podge of the changing American landscape in the late 1950s— and the perfect place for Lee to discover who she really is.

To register for the virtual talk, visit bookhampton.com.

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