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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

“Waiting On” Wednesday: In the Unlikely Event

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. This week's pre-publication “can't-wait-to-read” selection is:


In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

Synopsis from GoodReads:
When 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.

Publishing June 2, 2015 by Knopf.

2 comments:

Kay said...

I'm eagerly awaiting this one too. Judy Blume and an adult novel. Interesting topic.

Shaina said...

I adored Judy Blume as a kid and can't wait to check this one out! I love the historical fiction angle she's using with this one.