Tigers in Red Weather-July 2012


This is a remarkable first novel by Liza Klaussmann, the great-great-great granddaughter of Herman Melville (writing must be in the genes!). She also is a noted writer for the New York Times.

The novel takes place mainly around the family estate on Martha’s Vineyard  known as Tiger House. Nick and her cousin Helena have grown up here, through many summers, and in the years following World War II their lives have taken divergent paths. Helena heads off to Hollywood to a husband Nick is wary of. Nick reunites with her husband who is attempting to adjust to life after military duty. The cousins reunite at Tiger House as their lives are brought together and torn apart by family secrets and a local murder.

Wonderfully written, you can smell the salt air drifting over blue hydrangea and the sound of pounding surf. Dramatic and engrossing!

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One response to “Tigers in Red Weather-July 2012

  1. I am reading a galley, now and totally absorbed. I love books that are totally unique. The story, mystery, marriage, historical setting. The phrases that are used are from the earlier time. The details you talks about remind me of my grandmother’s kitchen, in a summer home in the Cape. Her descriptions are great. I will be posting soon. This one is taking longer to read, because I want to savor it for awhile. Usually, I will have this read in 2-3 days. I am going to let it ride for a week.

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