Best New Summer Reading For Women 2023: The Summer Of Songbirds By Kristy Harvey

Aug 15, 2023

Make sure to add Kristy Woodson Harvey’s upcoming novel, “The Summer Of Songbirds”, to your summer watchlist – it is shaping up to be a can’t-miss title!

Poolside reading is, arguably, one of the best ways to enjoy a book, closely rivaled by: reading on a train while traveling through the countryside, or leaning against a tree while enjoying the shade on a sunny day. However, one wouldn't read a spy thriller in these settings - that just wouldn't be right. In my opinion, summer reading should be relaxing, and if you are of the same mind, then I have a recommendation for you.

Kristy Woodson Harvey is the author of some of the most well-loved contemporary women's fiction novels, and her new book is releasing this July. This book, called "The Summer Of Songbirds," tells you everything you need to know right in the title. It contains a compelling narrative filled with emotional warmth and Harvey's trademark Southern wit and charm - the best choice for your reading list this summer.

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She now brings us new details about the plot of the book, which will feature a multi-generational narrative that explores emotionally complex yet ultimately hopeful themes. Preliminary reviews point out Harvey’s signature warmth as being more present than ever in her new work.

In the book, June Moore, a character new to Harvey’s literary universe, struggles with her personal shortcomings as she faces the possibility of losing the summer camp she worked so hard to build. Meanwhile, a group of former campers, who are now grown, learn of this struggle and reunite to help June save the camp - despite their own personal challenges.

“The Summer Of Songbirds” will be released on July 11th, with the official release event scheduled that day in Nantucket, Massachusetts. There, Harvey will discuss her work alongside fellow author Elin Hilderbrand in a conversation focusing on the importance of Southern literature to the American canon, her personal process and influences, and the inspirations behind the new novel.

Following this July 11th event, Harvey’s book release tour will see her traveling to her home state of North Carolina as well as other select locations across the South. A full schedule of her tour and information about the locations she will be visiting along the way is available on her website.

This book is clearly the ideal choice if you are seeking an emotionally compelling summer read, with many outlets placing the title on their seasonal watchlists. Kristy Woodson Harvey’s other work has ranked highly on women’s reading lists in the past, and this new release promises to continue that trend.

Make sure you don't miss the chance to see Harvey on tour to get exclusive insights into her wok! You can also pre-order a signed copy of "The Summer Of Songbirds", or attend any of her tour stops to get your copy signed right in front of you.

Kristy has been featured multiple times on the NYT Bestsellers list for her past work, namely for her seminal Peachtree Bluff series. That series is also in production with NBC as a television series - updates on that project and other ventures by Harvey are available on her website at the link below.

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