Butte Silver Bow Public Library

Blume, Judy.

In the unlikely event / Judy Blume. - First edition. - 401 pages ; 25 cm

"This is Borzoi book"--Title page verso.

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) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

9781101875049 (hardcover) 1101875046 (hardcover)

2015007629


Aircraft accidents--New Jersey--Elizabeth--Fiction.
Homecoming--Fiction.
Grief--Fiction.
Family secrets--Fiction.
Nineteen fifties--Fiction.


Elizabeth (N.J.)--Fiction.

PS3552.L843 / I5 2015

813/.54

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