In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780385685085
Available:
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. 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. In the Unlikely Event is vintage Judy Blume, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume’s unparalleled storytelling, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times and, finally, wonder at the joy that keeps them going. Early reviewers have already weighed in: “Like many family stories, this one is not without its life-changing secrets and surprises. There is no surprise that the book is smoothly written, and its story compelling. The setting—the early 1950s—is especially well realized through period references and incidents.” —Booklist (starred review) and “In Blume’s latest adult novel . . . young and old alike must learn to come to terms with technological disaster and social change. Her novel is characteristically accessible, frequently charming and always deeply human.” —Publishers Weekly

In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781101875056
Available:
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her highly anticipated new novel, Judy Blume, the New York Times # 1 best-selling author of Summer Sisters and of young adult classics such as Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, creates a richly textured and moving story of three generations of families, friends and strangers, whose lives are profoundly changed by unexpected events. 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. In the Unlikely Event is vintage Judy Blume, with all the hallmarks of Judy Blume’s unparalleled storytelling, and full of memorable characters who cope with loss, remember the good times and, finally, wonder at the joy that keeps them going. Early reviewers have already weighed in: “Like many family stories, this one is not without its life-changing secrets and surprises. There is no surprise that the book is smoothly written, and its story compelling. The setting—the early 1950s—is especially well realized through period references and incidents.” —Booklist (starred review) and “In Blume’s latest adult novel . . . young and old alike must learn to come to terms with technological disaster and social change. Her novel is characteristically accessible, frequently charming and always deeply human.” —Publishers Weekly

In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781743537961
Available:
Release: 2015-06-01
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. Beautiful, gripping and deeply moving, In the Unlikely Event is an unforgettable novel from Judy Blume, one of America's most beloved authors.

In the Unlikely Event

In the Unlikely Event
Author: L. J. Shen
Pages: 335
ISBN: 1707894485
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While Rory was in Dublin, grieving her father's death, she hooked up with Malachy, a lovable starving artist. At the end of their one day together, they wrote a contract on the back of a napkin stating that should they ever meet again, both would drop everything and be together. Eight years later, Rory has a photography job she likes, a boyfriend she likes, an entire Manhattan life she likes and then she meets up with Mal again. This time, he's not a starving artist, he's a world-recognized superstar.

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing
Author: Christopher Noël
Pages: 273
ISBN: UCSC:32106013219651
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A literary memoir offers a personal study of grief, loss, and the quest for healing as it describes the death of the author's fiancee and how he came to terms with the tragedy

Places I Never Meant to be

Places I Never Meant to be
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9780689820342
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Release: 1999
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of short stories accompanied by short essays on censorship by twelve authors whose works have been challenged in the past.

Wifey

Wifey
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101562925
Available:
Release: 2011-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With more than four million copies sold, Wifey is Judy Blume's hilarious, moving tale of a woman who trades in her conventional wifely duties for her wildest fantasies—and learns a lot about life along the way. Sandy Pressman is a nice suburban wife whose boredom is getting the best of her. She could be making friends at the club, like her husband keeps encouraging her to do. Or working on her golf game. Or getting her hair done. But for some reason, these things don't interest her as much as the naked man on the motorcycle...

Here s to You Rachel Robinson

Here s to You  Rachel Robinson
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780307817761
Available:
Release: 2012-03-21
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and the adult bestseller In the Unlikely Event comes a tale of family, friendship, and pre-teen life like only JUDY BLUME can deliver. The companion to Just As Long As We’re Together. CAN YOU BE too perfect? From the outside, Rachel looks like the perfect daughter in the perfect family. She’s a straight-A student, a gifted musician, and a good friend. But Rachel feels as if it’s all falling apart. Her brother, Charles, was just kicked out of boarding school and is now at home, wreaking havoc. Her sister, Jessica, has problems of her own, which Rachel thinks it’s her job to help solve. And Rachel herself is considering adding drama club, community service, and class president to her already crowded roster of activities. Rachel’s best friends, Stephanie and Alison, urge Rachel to lighten up and enjoy the end of seventh grade. Easy for them to say. Not so easy for Rachel. Not even when Jeremy Dragon, the coolest boy in ninth grade, notices her. Is it possible that perfection isn’t the key to an exciting life? An ALA Best Book for Young Adults “A master.” —SLJ

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing

In the Unlikely Event of a Water Landing
Author: Andrew Jamison
Pages: 56
ISBN: 1939267404
Available:
Release: 2013-02
Editor: A Healthy Life Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author was flying standby on US Airways Flight 1549 toward Charlotte on January 15, 2009, from New York City, where he had been interviewing for a medical residency position. Little did he know that the next stop would be the Hudson River. Riveting and inspirational, this book would be especially helpful for people in need of hope and encouragement.

Smart Women

Smart Women
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101572566
Available:
Release: 2011-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two thirtysomethings try to find their way through the complications of post-marriage love in this beloved novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Judy Blume. Margo and B.B. are each divorced, and each is trying to reinvent her life in Colorado—while their respective teenage daughters look on with a mixture of humor and horror. But even smart women sometimes have a lot to learn—and they will, when B.B.’s ex-husband moves in next door to Margo... Includes a New Introduction by the Author

Starring Sally J Freedman as Herself

Starring Sally J  Freedman as Herself
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781481414371
Available:
Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While spending the winter of 1947-1948 in Miami Beach with her family, ten-year-old Sally makes up stories, casts herself in starring roles in movies, and encounters a sinister stranger.

The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo

The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781481411318
Available:
Release: 2014-05-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Second-grader Freddy hates being the middle one in the family until he gets a part in the school play.

Just as Long as We re Together

Just as Long as We re Together
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307817778
Available:
Release: 2012-03-21
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and the adult bestseller In the Unlikely Event comes a tale of family, friendship, and pre-teen life like only JUDY BLUME can deliver. The companion to Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson. Can you have more than one best friend? Stephanie’s best friend is Rachel. Since second grade they’ve shared everything, good and bad. But now it’s the start of seventh grade and Alison has just moved to their neighborhood. Stephanie immediately clicks with her—she’s cool and fun and totally humble even though she’s the daughter of a famous actress. Stephanie hopes all three of them can be best friends, but the more she pushes Alison on Rachel, the more Rachel seems to drift away. Is it possible to have two best friends? Or is it true that two’s company, three’s a crowd? “Judy Blume does it again in what may be her best book yet!” –American Bookseller

Forever

Forever
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781442467804
Available:
Release: 2012-07-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

You’ll never forget your first time...reading Forever, Judy Blume’s groundbreaking novel about teen sexuality, as an ebook. When you build up something in your mind—really imagine it, wish for it—sometimes, when it actually happens, it doesn’t live up to your expectations. True love is nothing like that. Especially not for Katherine and Michael, who can’t get enough of each other. Their relationship is unique: sincere, intense, and fun all at the same time. Although they haven’t been together all that long, they know it’s serious. A whole world opens up as young passion and sexuality bloom. But it’s senior year of high school, and there are big changes ahead. Michael and Katherine are destined for another big “first”: a decision. Is this the love of a lifetime, or the very beginning of a lifetime of love?

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters

The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters
Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062645166
Available:
Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author of the Reese Witherspoon Book Club selection Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows follows her acclaimed America debut with this life-affirming, witty family drama—an Indian This Is Where I Leave You—about three Punjabi sisters embarking on a pilgrimage to their homeland to lay their mother to rest. The British-born Punjabi Shergill sisters—Rajni, Jezmeen, and Shirina—were never close and barely got along growing up, and now as adults, have grown even further apart. Rajni, a school principal is a stickler for order. Jezmeen, a thirty-year-old struggling actress, fears her big break may never come. Shirina, the peacemaking "good" sister married into wealth and enjoys a picture-perfect life. On her deathbed, their mother voices one last wish: that her daughters will make a pilgrimage together to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out her final rites. After a trip to India with her mother long ago, Rajni vowed never to return. But she’s always been a dutiful daughter, and cannot, even now, refuse her mother’s request. Jezmeen has just been publicly fired from her television job, so the trip to India is a welcome break to help her pick up the pieces of her broken career. Shirina’s in-laws are pushing her to make a pivotal decision about her married life; time away will help her decide whether to meekly obey, or to bravely stand up for herself for the first time. Arriving in India, these sisters will make unexpected discoveries about themselves, their mother, and their lives—and learn the real story behind the trip Rajni took with their Mother long ago—a momentous journey that resulted in Mum never being able to return to India again. The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters is a female take on the Indian travel narrative. "I was curious about how different the trip would be if it were undertaken by women, who are vulnerable to different dangers in a male-dominated society," Balli Kaur Jaswal writes. "I also wanted to explore the tensions between tradition and modernity in immigrant communities, and particularly how those tensions play out among women like these sisters, who are the first generation to be raised outside of India." Powerful, emotionally evocative, and wonderfully atmospheric, The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters is a charming and thoughtful story that illuminates the bonds of family, sisterhood, and heritage that tether us despite our differences. Funny and heartbreaking, it is a reminder of the truly important things we must treasure in our lives.

Iggie s House

Iggie s House
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780689842917
Available:
Release: 2002-04-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Winnie welcomes the Garber family into a previously all-white neighborhood she learns the difference between good neighbor policies and friendship.

In the Unlikely Event Target Signed Edition

In the Unlikely Event   Target Signed Edition
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1101946237
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Wifey

Wifey
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 544
ISBN: 0743437578
Available:
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers two novels featuring women, men, marriage, divorce, sex, love, identity, and romance.

Summer Sisters

Summer Sisters
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780307575241
Available:
Release: 2009-12-16
Editor: Delta
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the summer of 1977, Victoria Leonard’s world changes forever when Caitlin Somers chooses her as a friend. Dazzling, reckless Caitlin welcomes Vix into the heart of her sprawling, eccentric family, opening doors to a world of unimaginable privilege, sweeping her away to vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, an enchanting place where the two friends become “summer sisters.” Now, years later, Vix is working in New York City. Caitlin is getting married on the Vineyard. And the early magic of their long, complicated friendship has faded. But Caitlin begs Vix to come to her wedding, to be her maid of honor. And Vix knows that she will go—because she wants to understand what happened during that last shattering summer. And, after all these years, she needs to know why her best friend—her summer sister—still has the power to break her heart. Praise for Summer Sisters “Compulsively readable . . . [Blume’s] powers are prodigious.”—The New York Times Book Review “As warm as a summer breeze blowing through your hair, as nostalgic as James Taylor singing ‘How Sweet It Is.’ You remember. So does Judy Blume. How sweet it was.”—Chicago Tribune “An exceptionally moving story that can leave the reader laughing and crying . . . sometimes at the same time . . . Blume creates a rich tapestry of characters.”—The Denver Post “Blume’s characters still tend to hover after the book is set aside. . . . She catches perfectly the well-armored love between longtime female friends.”—The Seattle Times

Deenie

Deenie
Author: Judy Blume
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781481410373
Available:
Release: 2014-04-29
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A thirteen-year-old girl seemingly destined for a modeling career finds she has a deformation of the spine called scoliosis.