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by Blume, Judy

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TitleIn the unlikely event
Author / Responsible partyBlume, Judy
GenreDomestic fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction. Homecoming -- Fiction. Aircraft accidents -- Fiction. Grief -- Fiction. Family secrets -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


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, three planes fell from the sky within three months, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, Judy Blume weaves a haunting story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are for ever changed in the aftermath. The plane crashes bring some people closer together and tear others apart; they create myths and unlock secrets. As Miri experiences the ordinary joys and pains of growing up in extraordinary circumstances, a young journalist makes his name reporting tragedy. And through it all, one generation reminds another that life goes on.

Additional Information

System control numberS12383
Original Print PublisherLondon : Picador, 2015.
NarratorKathleen McInerney.
Narrator NameKathleen McInerney.
Participant or performer noteKathleen McInerney.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator