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In the unlikely event / Judy Blume.

Blume, Judy. (Author).


In 1987, Miri Ammerman returns to her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to attend a commemoration of the worst year of her life. Thirty-five years earlier, when Miri was fifteen, and in love for the first time, a succession of airplanes fell from the sky, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events that Blume experienced in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, she paints a vivid portrait of a particular time and place -- Nat King Cole singing "Unforgettable," Elizabeth Taylor haircuts, young (and not-so-young) love, explosive friendships, A-bomb hysteria, rumors of Communist threat. And a young journalist who makes his name reporting tragedy. Through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

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  • ISBN: 9781101875049
  • ISBN: 1101875046
  • ISBN: 9781101873984
  • ISBN: 1101873981
  • Physical Description: 401 pages : hardcover ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.

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Publisher, publishing date, binding, and paging may vary.
"This is Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Subject: Aircraft accidents > New Jersey > Elizabeth > Fiction.
Homecoming > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Nineteen fifties > Fiction.
Elizabeth (N.J.) > Fiction.
New Jersery > Fiction.

Available copies

  • 59 of 64 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Pulaski County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pulaski County Library-Waynesville.


  • 0 current holds with 64 total copies.
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Pulaski County Library-Waynesville F Blu (Text) 33642000602060 Adult Fiction Available -

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