Elin Hilderbrand at the Parker House

Join BookTowne in welcoming Elin Hilderbrand back to The Parker House with her new book The Summer of '69

Date: Sunday August 25th

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: The Parker House

Tickets: $35 (includes book which Elin will sign & one cocktail)

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The sale date of Summer of '69 is June 18th, and we will let you know as soon as we get it into the store. If you don't pick up your book before the event in August, we will have it at the Parker House for you when you check in!

About the Book: 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.

About the Author: Elin Hilderbrand first discovered the magic of Nantucket in July 1993. Her recipe for a happy island life includes running, writing at the beach, picnics at Eel Point with her three children, and singing "Home, Sweet Home" at the Club Car piano bar.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
The Parker House
290 1st Avenue
Sea Girlt, NJ 08750
SKU: 82519

Ticket includes one hardcover copy of Summer of '69 (which may be picked up at the store any time after 6/19, or we will have at the event for you when you check in) and one cocktail.