Rathmoye, Ireland, in the middle of the last century, and into town comes a stranger on the day of Eileen Connulty’s funeral. Taking unwanted and unasked for photographs, Florian Kilderry upsets its carefully settled status quo. But Ellie, a young convent girl married to a farmer still mourning his first wife, cannot help but be drawn to this trespassing youth. Over the course of a long, warm summer Ellie and Florian form an attachment that sleepy Rathmoye cannot ignore . . .
Love and Summer is William Trevor’s 18th novel. He has also written numerous short stories, several plays, a children’s book, and two works of non-fiction.