Summer of '69

Summer of '69

A Novel

Large Print - 2019
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Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a summer when everything changed. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times are 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. In her first historical novel, rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as queen of the summer novel.
Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, ©2019.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9780316454162
Characteristics: 645 pages ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: Summer of sixty-nine


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Jun 18, 2019

This is a must read for me, having grown up in that time period and graduating HS that year! I remember those events like they were yesterday!

debwalker Jun 18, 2019

69 was a wild ride for the boomer generation. Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and a family experiences dramatic upheavals in Nantucket. Ultimate beach read.

Me too!

Mar 19, 2019

Hi VPL Staff:

Wondering why you've only ordered a Large Print version of this book. I prefer reading the regular version.

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