Please purchase your copy of Last Summer at the Golden Hotel online or in the shop. Books purchased online can be can be picked up anytime prior to event on September 19 or will be available for pickup at the event.


We are also happy to arrange for books to be autographed and available for pickup after the event. Please contact the shop if you are unable to make the event.
Elyssa Friedland is the author of three previous novels, The Intermission and Love and Miss Communication and The Floating Feldmans.

Elyssa Friedland

Elyssa Friedland attended Yale University, where she served as managing editor of the Yale Daily News. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School and subsequently worked as an associate at a major firm. Recently, she has written for The Washington Post, McSweeney’s, POPSUGAR, and Bustle. Prior to law school, Elyssa wrote for several publications, including Modern Bride, New York magazine, Columbia Journalism Review, CBS, Yale Alumni Magazine, and Your Prom. Elyssa grew up in New Jersey and currently lives in New York City with her husband and three young children. THE INTERMISSION was praised by The Wall Street Journal, SheReads, PureWow, POPSUGAR, HelloGiggles and featured in USA Today. Her debut novel, LOVE AND MISS COMMUNICATION, was praised by Cosmopolitan, Glamour and InStyle magazines as well as numerous other publications.
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