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Author: Elin Hilderbrand Narrator: Erin Bennett Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2019 ISBN: 9781549117350
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The #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller!

Four siblings experience the drama, intrigue, and upheaval of
a summer when everything changed, in New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand's first historical novel

Welcome to the most tumultuous summer of the twentieth century. It's 1969, and for the Levin family, the times they are a-changing. Every year the children have looked forward to spending the summer at their grandmother's historic home in downtown Nantucket. But like so much else in America, nothing is the same: Blair, the oldest sister, is marooned in Boston, pregnant with twins and unable to travel. Middle sister Kirby, caught up in the thrilling vortex of civil rights protests and determined to be independent, takes a summer job on Martha's Vineyard. Only-son Tiger is an infantry soldier, recently deployed to Vietnam. Thirteen-year-old Jessie suddenly feels like an only child, marooned in the house with her out-of-touch grandmother and her worried mother, each of them hiding a troubling secret. As the summer heats up, Ted Kennedy sinks a car in Chappaquiddick, man flies to the moon, and Jessie and her family experience their own dramatic upheavals along with the rest of the country.

In her first historical novel, rich with the details of an era that shaped both a nation and an island thirty miles out to sea, Elin Hilderbrand once again earns her title as queen of the summer novel.

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Quotes & Awards

  • An engrossing tale of an iconic American summer People Magazine
  • With vivid descriptions of the songs, fashions and other details of the era woven throughout, it's a true nostalgia trip. AARP
  • A sizzling summer read fans won’t want to miss.

    Bustle
  • “Simple, sassy Summer of ’69 is the perfect beach read. Elin Hilderbrand—known as the Queen of Summer—is back with another beachy tale of family secrets and uintrigue (and tasty period details), set on Nantucket during the turbulent summer of 1969.”

    NPR

  • Superb...Hilderbrand hits all the right notes about life in a tightly knit family, and this crowd-pleaser is sure to satisfy both her fans and newcomers alike. Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • “Hilderbrand’s characters are utterly convincing and immediately draw us into their problems, from petty to grave…A highly relevant retrospective.”

    Kirkus
  • Hilderbrand’s first foray into historical fiction will rouse curiosity in new readers as well as devotees of her annual summer smashes.

    Booklist
  • Misunderstandings, secrets, and wrong choices are revealed in this completely satisfying novel that is the beach read of the summer, sure to appeal to Hilderbrand's fans while earning her new readers. A must buy. Library Journal
  • a fantastic and clever whodunit that keeps readers in suspense throughout the entire book...Hilderbrand's books keep getting better and better as they're well thought out and meticulously written. Bookreporter
  • Hilderbrand throws enough curveballs to keep readers guessing, but not too many, maintaining the breezy pace her novels are known for. The mystery element is new, but The Perfect Couple is classic Hilderbrand. Booklist
  • A Bustle Pick of Summer's Best Beach Reads
  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of Books That Make Excellent Travel Companions
  • #1 New York Times bestseller
  • An Apple iBooks bestseller in audiobooks
  • New York Times audio bestseller

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About the Narrator

Erin Bennett is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and a stage actress who played Carlie Roberts in the BBC radio drama Torchwood: Submission. She can be heard on several video games. Regional theater appearances include the Intiman, Pasadena Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, A Noise Within, Laguna Playhouse, and the Getty Villa. She trained at Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.