It is August of 1963, the year of the Taylor/Burton film epic Cleopatra, showcasing a passion too grand to be contained on the movie screen. The women of the Kalyna Beach cottage community gather for gin and gossip, trading the current racy bestsellers among themselves as they seek a brief escape from the predictable rhythms of children and chores. But dramatic change is coming this summer as innocence falters and the desire for change reaches a boiling point, threatening to disrupt the warm, sweet, heady days and the lives of parents and children, family and friends, forever.
About the Author
Janice Kulyk Keefer was born in Toronto in 1952; she now lives in Eden Mills, Ontario, and is a professor of English at the University of Guelph. her literary criticism includes "Under Eastern Eyes: A Critical Reading of Maritime Fiction" (1987) and "Reading Mavis Gallant" (1989). she has published a book of poetry, a family memoir, three novels, and three collections of stories. "Mrs. Putnam at the Planetarium," a 1985 winner in the CBC Canadian Literary Awards competition, was published in "The Paris-Napoli Express" (1986), and "The Wind," a 1986 winner, appeared in "Transfigurations" (1987).