Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand

Reviewed by Jayne S (Library Staff)

This book was on all the good summer reading lists, so I was pulled in. It definitely was summer fluff, but set in an interesting time frame.

The book is told through Jessie, the thirteen year-old youngest child of a prominent Nantucket family. The family is coping with a son in Vietnam, a son-in-law who is deeply involved with the Man on the Moon mission and therefore ignoring his pregnant wife, and a middle daughter trying to find her way in a changing world. Adding to that is Jessie’s matriarch grandma, who dislikes Jessie’s Jewish father and Jessie’s mom who is drinking excessively to dull the fear for her son’s life.

It was an okay read, but I am not rushing to read more Hilderbrand titles. Just a two star review from me.

Located in Adult Fiction (FIC HILDEBRAND)

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