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Summer of '69

Summer of '69

Follow New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand back in time and join a Nantucket family as they experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a 1960s summer.

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 student, is caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests, a passion which takes her to Martha’s Vineyard with her best friend, Mary Jo Kopechne. 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 who is hiding some secrets of her own. As the summer heats up, Teddy Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie experiences some sinking and flying herself, as she grows into her own body and mind.

In her first “historic novel,” rich with the details of an era that shaped both a country and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again proves her title as queen of the summer novel.
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Genre: Fiction / Fiction / Contemporary Women

On Sale: June 18th 2019

Price: $30 / $39 (CAD)

Page Count: 512

ISBN-13: 9780316454162

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Praise

Praise for The Perfect Couple:
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"A quintessential summer read."
People
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"One of this summer's must-reads that is all at once quick paced, compulsively readable, and thought provoking. An entertaining yet observant look at the surprising secrets that can fester and erupt in marriage."—Patriot-Ledger
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"a fantastic and clever whodunit that keeps readers in suspense throughout the entire book...Hilderbrand's books keep getting better and better as they're well thought out and meticulously written."—Bookreporter
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"This is one beach read you won't be able to put down as the investigation unfolds."—Brides.com
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"Elin Hilderbrand's fans can expect a twist on the beach this summer with her new book"—CBS News
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"a sizzling summer read fans won't want to miss"—Bustle
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"We've been saying this for a while, but it bears repeating that Elin Hilderbrand is the queen of summer reading."—Amazon Book Review
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"The Perfect Couple proves that Elin Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer beach read"—WFMY News 2
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"Readers can open her latest with complete confidence that it will deliver everything we expect: terrific clothes and food, smart humor, fun plot, Nantucket atmosphere, connections to the characters of preceding novels, and warmth in relationships evoked so beautifully it gets you right there...Sink into this book like a hot, scented bath...a delicious, relaxing pleasure. And a clever whodunit at the same time."—Kirkus, starred review
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"Hilderbrand throws enough curveballs to keep readers guessing, but not too many, maintaining the breezy pace her novels are known for. The mystery element is new, but The Perfect Couple is classic Hilderbrand."—Booklist
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Praise for THE IDENTICALS:
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"A sun-drenched treat."
Kim Hubbard, People
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"Another Hilderbrand beach hit."
Jocelyn McClurg, USA Today, 10 Hot Books You Won't Want to Miss This Summer
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"Engaging family relationships mixed with vivid landscape descriptions create an effortless read."
Library Journal
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"Hilderbrand is the queen of the smart beach read, and her latest is no exception."—Entertainment Weekly
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