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When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date July 10, 2012
Pages 235
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780547630144
ISBN-10 054763014X
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 1963, Mexico, Maine. The Wood family is much like its close, Catholic, immigrant neighbors, all dependent on a father’s wages from the Oxford Paper Company. Until the sudden death of Dad, when Mum and the four closely connected Wood girls are set adrift. Funny and to-the-bone moving, When We Were the Kennedys is the story of how this family saves itself, at first by depending on Father Bob, Mum’s youngest brother, a charismatic Catholic priest who feels his new responsibilities deeply. And then, as the nation is shocked by the loss of its handsome Catholic president, the televised grace of Jackie Kennedy—she too a Catholic widow with young children—galvanizes Mum to set off on an unprecedented family road trip to Washington, D.C., to do some rescuing of her own. An indelible story of how family and nation, each shocked by the unimaginable, exchange one identity for another.
   “Monica Wood has written a gorgeous, gripping memoir. I don’t know that I’ve ever pulled so hard for a family.”—Michael Paterniti, author of Driving Mr. Albert


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Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (March 12, 2014)
9781410466044 | details & prices | 341 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $30.99
About: Winner of the 2012 Sarton Memoir Award "Every few years, a memoir comes along that revitalizes the form.
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1 edition from Houghton Mifflin (July 10, 2012)
9780547630144 | details & prices | 235 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $24.00
About: 1963, Mexico, Maine.
Paperback
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (June 11, 2013)
9780544002326 | details & prices | 234 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $14.95

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