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  • A very enjoyable novel

    Set in Nantucket during the summer of 1969, this novel is about Kate, David, and Jessie Levin, Kate's children from her first marriage, and her mother. Kate's three oldest children are experiencing their own dramas. The oldest daughter is pregnant with twins; her husband is an MIT professor involved in the moon landing of July 1969. Son "Tiger" is serving in Vietnam, and the youngest of the three, a daughter who is a college student, is involved with the protest movement of the time. Jessie, turning 13, is on the brink of her teen years with all that entails. "Summer of '69" paints a good picture of life at the time and is an excellent read.

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  • Relevant, vivid, and absorbing!

    Summer of ’69 is a nostalgic, domestic tale that takes us back to the idyllic island of Nantucket during a year when Vietnam was still raging, and Apollo 11 was finally going to put men on the moon, and into the lives of the blended Foley-Levin family as they navigate a summer of revelations, change, and new additions. The writing is expressive and polished. The characters are genuine, troubled, and sympathetic. And the spirited plot is a delightful mix of summer fun, heartbreak, coming-of-age, secrets, wartime worries, adultery, racial segregation, women’s rights, and fresh starts. Overall, Summer of ’69 is once again a beguiling, heartfelt, must-read summer tale by Hilderbrand that highlights the power of family and reminds us that even though we’ve come so far, in some respects we still have a long way to go.

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  • The Summer of 1969 - great read

    A great summer time read, that makes you want to book a trip to Nantucket! Each character is well written and makes you want to find out what secrets they're keeping!

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  • Disappointed

    I have read several of this authors work but this was my least favourite. It was a struggle to read and i was so excited to read it. Sorry but it did not capture my interest.

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  • Great summer!

    Enjoyed the parrallel between summer of '69 and summer of '19. Loved seeing the story and history of the summer told from so many perspectives.

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