On Our Minds: Dean Bakopoulos' New Novel

June 14, 2015

One of this summer's hot new reads is Dean Bakopoulos' new novel, "Summerlong."  It's the story of Claire and Don Lowry.  They've been married for a long time.  And they're now back in the college town where they met -- Grinnell, Iowa.  Claire wanted to be a writer but wound up a stay-at-home mom, while Don is a real estate agent.  When we meet them, they're deeply in debt and unbeknownst to Claire, they're also behind on their mortgage.  And then everything begins to fall apart.