THE SUMMER ENDS TOO SOON by Mort Grossman

THE SUMMER ENDS TOO SOON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A tale of teenage ecumenism narrated with doting avuncular sentimentality. Diane Elizabeth, a shiksa (she learns the word) and counselor at a mostly Jewish summer camp, falls in love with the seventeen-year-old drama coach, a romance punctuated by fearful palpitations--hearts ""leap up"" all over the place and the young man even discovers that ""the scent of her added to the gift of love that God had given them both."" But mostly this concerns the older generation: Diane's doctor father who aspires to be more than your ""average bigot""; the parents of the boy, Marc, who are as schmaltzy as you'd expect; camp director Izzy, even more schmaltzy, who calms everyone down by advising that interfaith relationships are now o.k. because ""communication is the keynote to survival nowadays."" Wrenchingly sincere and awful. . . the gorge will leap up more than once.

Pub Date: Sept. 29th, 1975
Page count: 159pp
Publisher: Westminster