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Rusty Summer (The Rusty Winters Series #2) (Paperback)

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This is book number 2 in the The Rusty Winters Series series.


There’s school, and then there’s the real world. If you’re lucky enough to survive the first, you owe it to yourself to explore the second…

So let’s roll…

With graduation a month away, I’m hitting the road with my best friends Beau, Leonie, and Leonie’s awesome rescue dog, The Bomb. We’ve all got something on our minds. Beau is schooling our school for ignoring brutal bullying. Beautiful, crazy Leonie is striving to become a model. And I’m drilling to join a local roller derby team—The Rat City Roller Girls—where my bulk is actually a benefit! But first, somewhere between finals and graduation, I need some answers. I need to see my dad. Face to face.

Unless he’s moved without telling me, my dad is out in the wilds of Alaska—somewhere remote, beautiful, and amazing, where there will be wild animals, and hot guys, and adventures and lies and heartbreaks. It’s further from home than any of us have ever been. Sometimes that’s how far you need to go to figure out exactly where you want to be…

About the Author

Mary McKinley is a TV writer/performer whose work has been featured most recently on the new Seattle-based sketch comedy project The 206, and on Biz Kid$, an Emmy-winning young adult show on PBS. For the last thirteen years she has written stand-up and sketch comedy with her partner, John Keister, as well as several TV pilots. A nearly lifelong Seattle resident, Mary graduated with a BFA from Seattle University. You can visit her on the web at

Praise For…

Praise for Mary McKinley’s Beau, Lee, The Bomb, & Me

“McKinley's TV writing and sketch comedy background show in her smart dialogue, and her debut reads like a love letter to the geography of the Northwest. She puts forth positive messages about being true to oneself and avoiding judging others.”   --Publishers Weekly

“A warm, funny, bitterly wise portrayal of the impulsivity and vulnerability of adolescence.” --Lindy West, writer for

Product Details
ISBN: 9781617732577
ISBN-10: 1617732575
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: May 26th, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: The Rusty Winters Series