Author Jennifer Weiner on Tour For “The Summer Place”

On Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m., Princeton Public Library and the Historical Society of Princeton welcome bestselling author Jennifer Weiner to the Updike Farmstead at 354 Quaker Road in Princeton. Tickets are $30 and include a copy of The Summer Place, plus sparkling beverages, sorbet, and other sweets. Purchase tickets here: This event is presented with support by Labyrinth Books. 

In The Summer Place, Veronica Levy purchases a home on the Outer Cape with the hope that generations of family will gather there each summer and for many years to come. Unfortunately, things don’t work out that way. Forty years later, Ronnie’s husband is gone. Her son, Sam, is in California and rarely makes the trip back home for even a brief visit. Her daughter, Sarah, packs her kids’ summers so full of enriching day camps that they never have time for laying by the beach. Then, when Sarah’s stepdaughter Ruby announces her engagement, it feels like a natural end point. Ronnie will reunite the family for one last summer celebration before saying goodbye to the house she loves — or will she?

Weiner is the No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of 19 books, including That Summer, Big Summer, Mrs. Everything, In Her Shoes, Good in Bed, and a memoir in essays, Hungry Heart. She has appeared on Today and Good Morning America. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Learn more at