In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place—Nat King Cole singing "Unforgettable," Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young)...
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781101914076

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Oct 13, 2015

Miri Ammerman is a teenager in Elizabeth, New Jersey when three airplanes crash between December 1951 and February 1952. The story opens when she is flying back to Elizabeth to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the crashes. As she recounts the horrendous events that affect her family during those tumultuous months, the reader is drawn back to a world long gone. Through the lives of various characters, you can almost touch a long ago era when TV was in black and white; people only went to restaurants for only Sunday and special occasion dinners; and New Jersey gangsters were establishing themselves in Las Vegas.


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