This week’s loot includes the next book for my local book club. I was actually kind of excited when I saw the title, it’s been on my to be read list for awhile. But as I was checking out the book, the librarian said it wasn’t as good as you would think. This kind of ruined my hopes for having a good book. However, I know how different people can view the same thing in different ways. Hopefully, I will enjoy this book and if I don’t, at least I will have something to talk about at next month’s meeting, right
Here’s this week’s library loot:
- In The Unlikely Event
Just in case you haven’t heard of this book or haven’t read it, here’s the synopsis.
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, Judy Blume imagines and weaves together a haunting story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by these disasters. 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.
What did you pick up from the library this week? Or what are you planning on putting on hold? Leave me a comment and let me know!