“A novel about loss and learning and love that is hard to put down and not to be forgotten” from the author of Necessary Deaths (Carl Dawson, author of Living Backwards).
An off-season wedding at a local resort is an exciting event for nineteen-year-old Miller and the residents of the small town where he lives in 1950s Michigan. After all, the owners of the resort are local royalty—and it is their daughter who is getting married. Miller and his brother will be working behind the scenes at the wedding fattening their wallets in the process. It’s a win-win situation. But it’s the bride’s sister who steals the scene for Miller. And though she’s ten years his senior—and married—they embark on an unforgettable love affair that will change the trajectory of both of their lives.
“A rich and gorgeous novel, deeply rooted in memory, delicately constructed, filled with subtle and compelling characters. While grappling with universal themes and events, Geoffrey Clark creates a world that is unmistakably Midwestern: fertile and expansive, plain-spoken and harshly beautiful. Wedding in October will lay claim to readers’ minds and hearts, its hold both gentle and utterly tenacious.” —Susan Dodd, author of The Silent Woman
“Geoffrey Clark formulated into words those sublime experiences that habitually leave no trace in the compartments of our consciousness save a film whose images have silvered.” —Dennis Must, author of Banjo Grease