THE DISTANT SUMMER by Sarah Patterson


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World War II and a small love story, just as innocent and barely as developed as Kate, seventeen, a rector's daughter, who falls in love with rear gunner Johnny stationed near them in the England of 1943. Even though he warns her to ""Find someone with a future. . . I'm already dead."" If not on this op, probably the next one, like their friend Richie who buys it. But Johnny does complete his 70 missions and Kate angrily denies his need to go out one more time, just one more time, which he does. . . . The life expectancy here is really no greater, but there's enough sentiment to land it safely in somebody's lap.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1976
Publisher: Simon & Schuster