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When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Thorndike Pr
Publication date March 12, 2014
Pages 341
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781410466044
ISBN-10 1410466043
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $30.99
Other format details large print
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of the 2012 Sarton Memoir Award
"Every few years, a memoir comes along that revitalizes the form...With generous, precise, and unsentimental prose, Monica Wood brilliantly achieves this . . . "When We Were the Kennedys" is a deeply moving gem!"--Andre Dubus III, author of "House of Sand and Fog" and "Townie"
Mexico, Maine, 1963: The Wood family is much like its close, Catholic, immigrant neighbors, all dependent on the fathers' wages from the Oxford Paper Company. But when Dad suddenly dies on his way to work, Mum and the four deeply connected Wood girls are set adrift. "When We Were the Kennedys" is the story of how a family, a town, and then a nation mourns and finds the strength to move on.
"On her own terms, wry and empathetic, Wood locates the melodies in the aftershock of sudden loss."--"Boston Globe"
"[A] marvel of storytelling, layered and rich. It is, by turns, a chronicle of the renowned paper mill that was both pride and poison to several generations of a town; a tribute to the ethnic stew of immigrant families that grew and prospered there; and an account of one family's grief, love, and resilience."--"Maine Sunday Telegram "

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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.
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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