The Summer Pact: A Novel (Hardcover)

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In the wake of tragedy, a group of friends makes a pact that will cause them to reunite a decade later and embark upon a life-changing adventure together—from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Meant to Be.

Four freshmen arrive at college from completely different worlds: Lainey, a California party girl with a flair for drama; Tyson, a brilliant scholar and aspiring lawyer from Washington, D.C.; Summer, an ambitious, recruited athlete from the Midwest; and Hannah, a mild-mannered southerner who is content to quietly round out the circle of big personalities. Soon after arriving on campus, they strike up a conversation in their shared dorm, and the seeds of friendship are planted.

As their college years fly by, their bond intensifies and the four become inseparable. But as graduation nears, their lives are forever changed after a desperate act leads to tragic consequences. Stunned and heartbroken, they make a pact, promising to always be there for one another, no matter how separated they may become by circumstances or distance.

Ten years later, Hannah is anticipating what should be one of the happiest moments of her life when everything is suddenly turned upside down. Calling on her closest friends, it soon becomes clear that they are all facing their own crossroads. True to their promise, they agree to take a time out from lives headed in wrong directions and embark on a shared journey of self-discovery, forgiveness, and acceptance.

In this tender portrayal of grief, love, and hope, Emily Giffin asks: When things fall apart, who will be at our sides, helping us pick up the pieces?

About the Author


Emily Giffin is the author of eleven internationally bestselling novels: Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love the One You’re With, Heart of the Matter, Where We Belong, The One & Only, First Comes Love, All We Ever Wanted, The Lies That Bind, and Meant to Be. She lives in Atlanta with her family and two dogs.

Praise For…


Praise for Emily Giffin

“Giffin’s writing is consumable and rich, balancing dialogue and descriptions to build a parallel world with convincing characters.”Chicago Tribune

“Giffin [has a] trademark ability to capture the complexities of human emotions while telling a rip-roaring tale.”The Washington Post

“Giffin is a worldwide bestselling author because she gets under your skin—by creating relatable characters wrestling within believable situations.”The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“A dependably down-to-earth, girlfriendly storyteller.”The New York Times

“Giffin’s writing is true, smart, and heartfelt.”Entertainment Weekly

“Emily Giffin writes of the things that matter: the fragility of love, the wily nature of fate, the joys of friendship, and the gift of family. Her novels are emotionally masterful.”—Adriana Trigiani
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593600290
ISBN-10: 0593600290
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: July 9th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English