In the Unlikely Event

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • In her first adult novel since Summer Sisters, the author of Are you There God? It’s Me, Margaret takes us back to the 1950s and introduces us to the town where she herself grew up, where a community is left reeling after a real-life tragedy when a series of airplanes fell out of the sky.

“Blume succeeds in capturing the condition of an entire community.... No one captures coming-of-age milestones … like Blume.” —The Boston Globe

Here she imagines and weaves together a vivid portrait of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed during one winter. At the center of an extraordinary cast of characters are fifteen-year-old Miri Ammerman and her spirited single mother, Rusty. Their warm and resonant stories are set against the backdrop of an extraordinary real-world tragedy.

Gripping, authentic, and unforgettable, In the Unlikely Event has all the hallmarks of this renowned author’s deft narrative magic.


 
 

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
June 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
12.3
MB

Customer Reviews

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In an unlikely event

This book is not your typical Judy Blume. At first with all the different characters it was difficult to follow and I assumed she was losing it in her old age. Actually it turned out to be a brilliant puzzle to which each character was intertwined. A beautiful story of uncertainty at any age in life from youth, middle age & even senior citizen. LOVED IT

Mcb717 ,

Love the familiar places

I enjoyed this book mostly because it was historical and it was about a place that I lived nearby growing up. I didn’t know what happened in the 1950’s in this city so this was all new to me and I had to “google” it to see what was true…..and it was! The characters are very interesting….

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I don't buy it

This is a nice story but I can't get over the blasé hookup of Rusty and Dr. O. Selfish behaviour that breaks up families. So disappointed that this is treated as a happy ending. Also the characters of Rusty and Irene are written such that they'd never tolerate this type of dishonesty and betrayal. How are they so quick to overlook the major contradiction?

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