While backpacking through Florence, Italy, during the summer before she heads off to college, Lucy Sommersworth finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the food...and Jesse Palladi, a handsome street musician. After a whirlwind romance, Lucy returns home, determined to move on from her vacation flirtation. But just because summer is over doesn't mean Lucy and Jesse have to be, does it? In this stunning vel, April Lindner perfectly captures the highs and lows of a summer love that might just be meant to last beyond the season.
April Lindner is the author of Catherine and Jane and a professor of English at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Her poetry collection, Skin, received the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry, and her poems have been featured in many anthologies and textbooks. April lives with her husband and two sons in Pennsylvania.