Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand audiobook

Summer of ’69

By Elin Hilderbrand
Read by Erin Bennett

Little, Brown & Company, Little, Brown 9780316420013


Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • $109.99

    ISBN: 9781549125478

  • $44.99

    ISBN: 9781549125485

Runtime: 13.58 Hours
Category: Fiction/Women
Audience: Adult
Language: English



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Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of a summer when everything changed, in New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand's first historical novel

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 like so much else in America, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha's Vineyard. 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 and her worried mother, each of them hiding a troubling secret. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country.

In her first historical novel, rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as queen of the summer novel.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

An engrossing tale of an iconic American summer People Magazine
With vivid descriptions of the songs, fashions and other details of the era woven throughout, it's a true nostalgia trip. AARP
A sizzling summer read fans won’t want to miss. Bustle
“Simple, sassy Summer of ’69 is the perfect beach read. Elin Hilderbrand—known as the Queen of Summer—is back with another beachy tale of family secrets and uintrigue (and tasty period details), set on Nantucket during the turbulent summer of 1969.” NPR
Superb...Hilderbrand hits all the right notes about life in a tightly knit family, and this crowd-pleaser is sure to satisfy both her fans and newcomers alike. Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Hilderbrand’s characters are utterly convincing and immediately draw us into their problems, from petty to grave…A highly relevant retrospective.” Kirkus
Hilderbrand’s first foray into historical fiction will rouse curiosity in new readers as well as devotees of her annual summer smashes. Booklist
Misunderstandings, secrets, and wrong choices are revealed in this completely satisfying novel that is the beach read of the summer, sure to appeal to Hilderbrand's fans while earning her new readers. A must buy. Library Journal
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
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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Author Bio: Elin Hilderbrand

Author Bio: Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including the Nantucket series, the Winter series, and over a dozen stand-alone novels, as well as two novellas. Her book Barefoot won the 2008 Romantic Novel of the Year Award.



Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Women
Runtime: 13.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English