Summer of '69

Summer of '69

Book - 2019
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Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a summer when everything changed, in New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand's first historical novel 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
ISBN: 9780316420013
0316420018
Branch Call Number: FIC Hild
Characteristics: 425 pages ; 25 cm

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KarolineWriter
Jan 13, 2020

I loved this book and raced through it. The characters were engaging as well as the setting - who doesn't love Nantucket? Definitely recommend if you like historical fiction and great
character development.

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celiawhite99
Jan 04, 2020

Loved it!

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Readyreader1st
Nov 17, 2019

Memories from a time gone by, much enjoyed

JCLHeatherM Oct 28, 2019

Elin Hilderbrand's first foray into historical fiction tackles a polarizing summer as the United States is sucked in deeper into the Vietnam War and protesters take to the streets to make their voices heard.

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AnneCarolineDrake
Aug 11, 2019

During the summer of '69, I was a young, naive bride who had jettisoned with considerable glee her small town life for the bright lights of Chicago.

While the book captured the headlines of the summer, it didn't fully deliver on the lifestyle at exclusive clubs or the vibrant fashion explosion.

It was, however, a sobering reminder of how much everyone ~ including pregnant women ~ smoked and drank.

Well, 1968 was the worst year in American history since the Civil War, so I guess 1969 must have looked good by comparison.

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legalsec2504
Aug 04, 2019

August 4, 2019 - on the Tulsa World Best Seller's List

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Eddybear23
Jul 30, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Brought back good memories of a wonderful time in my life. So blessed to have lived and enjoyed the 60's. Baby boomers rock!

Gina_Vee Jul 29, 2019

This title is on the New York Times Bestseller List and rightfully so. I hesitated to check this book out because I don't naturally gravitate towards anything that might look like historical fiction, but this was a really good read! Surprisingly, I even learned something new from it.

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ccnoot
Jul 19, 2019

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