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Historical fiction

Summer of '69

Repeat Author
Elin Hilderbrand is is back at Book of the Month – other BOTMs include The Identicals and Winter in Paradise and What Happens in Paradise.

by Elin Hilderbrand

Quick take

Back to the good ol' Woodstock daze.

Good to know

  • Social issues

  • Famous author

  • Inspirational

  • Family drama

Why I love it

We pick the books a few months in advance here at BOTM, so all the reading for June occurs sometime in mid-March. Maybe that was why I warmed to Summer of ‘69 so readily—this beachy, feel-good story with ample family drama and purple haze-era vibes had me practically smelling the sunscreen. Then again, maybe I just liked this book so much because it was another satisfying winner from an author who...

Synopsis

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 this year Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, a nursing stude...

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    June 2019