Summer Of '69 by Elin HilderbrandSummer Of '69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Summer Of '69

byElin Hilderbrand

Paperback | June 18, 2019 | Large Print

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Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval ofa summer when everything changed,inNew York Timesbestselling 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.

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.

Elin Hilderbrand grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the graduate fiction workshop at the University of Iowa. Her first book, The Beach Club, was published in 2000. Her other works include The Blue Bistro, Barefoot, A Summer Affair, The Castways, The Island, Summerland, The Matchmaker,...
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Title:Summer Of '69Format:Paperback | Large PrintProduct dimensions:432 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 18, 2019Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316492817

ISBN - 13:9780316492812

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from More then a beach read! The summer of '69 I was 2.5 years old and my parents had bought a house. This book brought back so many memories, I do not remember the moon landing at all but I know my parents watched it on tv and my mom saved the paper the next day. I love that a book can made me nostalgic for a time I barley remember but were the good days. This story of this blended family was a great read, I loved Blair, Kirby and Jessie as well as their mom and grandmother. I give high praise to Elin Hilderbrand, she never disappoints in her novels (She is one author I could just pick up the book without reading the back first). Its more then a "beach read" it has depth, its got humor and it has soul. I would reread this book in a flash!
Date published: 2019-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from More then a beach read! The summer of '69 I was 2.5 years old and my parents had bought a house. This book brought back so many memories, I do not remember the moon landing at all but I know my parents watched it on tv and my mom saved the paper the next day. I love that a book can made me nostalgic for a time I barley remember but were the good days. This story of this blended family was a great read, I loved Blair, Kirby and Jessie as well as their mom and grandmother. I give high praise to Elin Hilderbrand, she never disappoints in her novels (She is one author I could just pick up the book without reading the back first). Its more then a "beach read" it has depth, its got humor and it has soul. I would reread this book in a flash!
Date published: 2019-07-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little disappointed I was a little disappointed. I usually enjoy Elin’s book but had a hard time staying involved with this one.
Date published: 2019-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It What a great walk down memory lane. I was Jessie's age in '69 and while I lived in Canada I remembered these times well. Hoping there is a sequel coming...
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok....not the best of her books for sure Was it a good read...I suppose. Did it keep me enthralled, absolutely not. I have read all her books up to now, and this was the first time I picked up another book to read at the same time as this one. First it was WAY TO LONG, for the meh story it had to tell. The characters were poorly developed and all with hints of huge past story lines and pasts, that were never touched on. Its felt rushed and mediocre to me. Will I read all her books, yes. But this book felt like she is counting on that.
Date published: 2019-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Beach Read Reading the latest Elin Hilderbrand novel is a big part of the start to my summer, it is like a sun-drenched treat. Summer of’69 is a story rich and full of detail, with realistic characters, emotional dilemmas and resolutions, she always delivers a beach hit by describing life on the island of Nantucket.
Date published: 2019-06-22

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Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval ofa summer when everything changed,inNew York Timesbestselling author Elin Hilderbrand's first historical novelWelcome 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.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.