The Summer of the Bear

by Bella Pollen

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May 2011 Book of the Month.

A compelling and moving story yet one that is a wonderfully written part spy-thriller and part ghost story. Shifting between East and West Germany and the Outer Hebrides the story of coming to terms with loss is narrated by each character in turn, including the bear!

The Summer of the Bear Synopsis

In the summer of 1979, a tamed grizzly bear is tempted by the lure of freedom and the wild open sea ...Meanwhile, the sudden death of British diplomat Nicky Fleming has left his wife closed down with shock. Relocated from Cold-War-riven Germany to a remote Hebridean island, Letty Fleming is haunted by the unthinkable - was it an accident, murder or suicide? And how can she ever begin to explain to her three children that their father may have betrayed his country? Struggling to find solace in a place she loves, Letty begins to unravel the mystery of Nicky's death, but her determination to protect the children from the truth blinds her to the demons they are already battling. As the family's secrets threaten to tear them apart, it is only the strange but brilliant Jamie who manages to hold on to the one thing he knows for sure: his father has promised to return, and Nicky Fleming was a man who never broke a promise...

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ISBN: 9780330519069
Publication date: 20/05/2011
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780330519069
Publication date: 20th May 2011
Author: Bella Pollen
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Bella Pollen

Bella Pollen was brought up in the USA before moving to England. Formerly a fashion designer, she now writes full time and lives in London with her husband and four children. Pan published her first novel, All About Men, in 1998. B Movies, Blue Love is Bella's second novel. 

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