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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Publication date June 30, 2016
Pages 400
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781509801671
ISBN-10 1509801677
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $12.45
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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
 
 




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Paperback
Book cover for 9780412470806 Book cover for 9781101873984 Book cover for 9781509801671
 
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from Pan Macmillan (June 30, 2016)
9781509801671 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $12.45
This edition also contains In the Unlikely Event
About: 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?
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (May 3, 2016)
9781101873984 | details & prices | 496 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $15.95
This edition also contains In the Unlikely Event
About: In this brilliant new novel—her first for adults since Summer Sisters—Judy Blume takes us back to the 1950s and introduces us to the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey, where she herself grew up.
With P. Kappeler, J. Ganzhorn, S. O'Conner | from Chapman & Hall (August 1, 1995); titled "Comparative Behavioural Ecology of Madagascan Lemurs"
9780412472602 | details & prices | List price $48.00
This edition also contains Comparative Behavioural Ecology of Madagascan Lemurs, In the Unlikely Event
About: Madagascar can be considered a model to test evolutionary hypotheses.
With Andrew Charnock, Els Van Ooijen | from Chapman & Hall (October 1, 1993); titled "Sexuality and Patient Care: A Guide for Nurses and Teachers"
9780412470806 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $24.00
This edition also contains In the Unlikely Event, Sexuality and Patient Care: A Guide for Nurses and Teachers
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781101914045
 
Unabridged edition from Random House (June 2, 2015)
9781101914045 | details & prices | 6.00 × 5.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $45.00
About: 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?
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (May 3, 2016)
9780606388665 | details & prices | List price $28.10
This edition also contains In the Unlikely Event
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
Editions for the work In the Unlikely Event
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781101875049
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (June 2, 2015)
9781101875049 | details & prices | 401 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $27.95
About: 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?
Paperback
Book cover for 9780412470806 Book cover for 9780804194761 Book cover for 9781101873984 Book cover for 9781509801671
 
The price comparison is for this edition
from Pan Macmillan (June 30, 2016)
9781509801671 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $12.45
This edition also contains In the Unlikely Event
About: 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?
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (May 3, 2016)
9781101873984 | details & prices | 496 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $15.95
This edition also contains In the Unlikely Event
About: In this brilliant new novel—her first for adults since Summer Sisters—Judy Blume takes us back to the 1950s and introduces us to the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey, where she herself grew up.
Large print edition from Random House Large Print (June 2, 2015)
9780804194761 | details & prices | 591 pages | 6.50 × 10.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $28.00
About: 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?
With P. Kappeler, J. Ganzhorn, S. O'Conner | from Chapman & Hall (August 1, 1995); titled "Comparative Behavioural Ecology of Madagascan Lemurs"
9780412472602 | details & prices | List price $48.00
This edition also contains Comparative Behavioural Ecology of Madagascan Lemurs, In the Unlikely Event
About: Madagascar can be considered a model to test evolutionary hypotheses.
With Andrew Charnock, Els Van Ooijen | from Chapman & Hall (October 1, 1993); titled "Sexuality and Patient Care: A Guide for Nurses and Teachers"
9780412470806 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $24.00
This edition also contains In the Unlikely Event, Sexuality and Patient Care: A Guide for Nurses and Teachers
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780606388665
 
from Turtleback Books (May 3, 2016)
9780606388665 | details & prices | List price $28.10
This edition also contains In the Unlikely Event
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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