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In the Unlikely Event - Judy Blume
In the Unlikely Event
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The new adult novel from the beloved and best-selling author Judy BlumeWhen a series of passenger airplanes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey within a three-month period in 1951–1952, Judy Blume was a teenager. “These events have lingered in my mind ever since,” says Blume. “It was a crazy time.... show more
The new adult novel from the beloved and best-selling author Judy BlumeWhen a series of passenger airplanes crashed in Elizabeth, New Jersey within a three-month period in 1951–1952, Judy Blume was a teenager. “These events have lingered in my mind ever since,” says Blume. “It was a crazy time. We were witnessing things that were incomprehensible to us as teenagers. Was it sabotage? An alien invasion? No one knew, and people were understandably terrified.” Against this background, Blume uses her imagination to bring us the lives of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, who will be profoundly affected by these events, either directly or indirectly. But life goes on and Blume digs deep into her characters—we see them coping not only with grief but with first love, estranged parents, difficult friendships, familial obligations, divorce, career ambitions, a grandparent’s love, a widower’s hope, and everything in between. . . . Most important, In the Unlikely Event is filled with the same warmth and authenticity that have won Blume the hearts and minds of readers of all generations.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781101875049 (1101875046)
ASIN: 1101875046
Publisher: Knopf
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Rod Raglin
Rod Raglin rated it
4.0 In the Unlikely Event compelling, entertaining, if a bit juvenile
In the winter of 1951-52 three commercial passenger planes crashed within the city limits of Elizabeth, New Jersey, the city being on the flight path into Newark Airport. There were over a hundred fatalities including some residents. In the novel, In the Unlikely Event, author Judy Blume, who was ...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
1.0 In the Unlikely Event
I almost just posted a gif of someone's head exploding since that was my reaction while reading this book.Judy Blume takes real life events that happened while she was growing up in New Jersey, and uses these events to shape the lives of the fictional townspeople in her book. If you are interested y...
JDCMustReadBooks
JDCMustReadBooks rated it
4.0 In the Unlikely Event
By Judy BlumeASIN: B00UKDZACAPublisher: Random House Publication Date: 6/2/2015 Format: Audio My Rating: 4 Stars Judy Blume returns with her adult novel IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT, as we revisit the fifties, with an event which changes the course of lives.If you are from this era, you will appreciate s...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it
3.0 An interesting story about how tragedy effects all concerned.
In the Unlikely Event is based on a series of tragedies that occurred in Elizabeth, NJ, over a short period of time from year end 1951 until a couple of months into 1952. These events led to a redesign of the flight paths of planes flying over residential areas. The story is based on a time period w...
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