Summer of '69

Summer of '69

A Novel

Book - 2019
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Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha's Vineyard. Only-son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, each of them hiding a troubling secret. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316492812
Branch Call Number: HIL
Characteristics: 425 pages ; 24 cm

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chantal_brougham
Jul 03, 2019

One of my favourite author, I love her books, a must read

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bricky
Jun 30, 2019

A perfect summer read. Absolutely love her books. Would love to be able to visit Nantucket although with reading her books you feel like you have already been there.

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