Thorndike Press

Last Summer at the Golden Hotel

  • Elyssa Friedland
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  • ISBN-10: 1432887971
  • ISBN-13: 9781432887971
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 488 Pages | Hardcover
  • Available July 2021

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In its heyday, The Golden Hotel was the crown jewel of the Catskills vacation scene. For more than sixty years, the Goldman and Weingold families have presided over this glamorous resort which served as a second home for well-heeled guests and celebrities. But the Catskills are not what they used to be — and neither is the relationship between the Goldmans and the Weingolds. Long-buried secrets emerge, new dramas and financial scandal erupt, and business and pleasure clash when the hotel owners rediscover the magic of a bygone era even as they grapple with what may be their last resort.


Customer Reviews

“Friedland brings laughs and nuance to the family foibles, and demonstrates a wide range in her convincing narration from the many points of view. Breezy and charming, this is great fun.”

— Publishers Weekly

“Friedland uses multiple perspectives, witty dialogue, and complex characters that are incredibly relatable to deliver a funny, astute look at the family dynamic and the relationships shared within.”

— Booklist

“Friedland creates vivid characters with distinct voices, from the outwardly critical matriarch to the insecure teenager. A fun look at family drama on the open seas.”

— Kirkus Reviews

"Friedland's well-executed and smartly structured novel features chapters from each character's point of view. The simple but clever premise lets the author explore the complicated tensions of family relationships in a compressed and directed way . . . there is dry humor and a certain sweetness as well.”

— Library Journal