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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, three planes fell from the sky within three months, leaving a community reeling. Against this backdrop of actual events in the early 1950s, when airline travel was new and exciting and everyone dreamed of going somewhere, Judy Blume weaves a haunting story of three generations of families, friends, and strangers, whose lives are for ever changed in the aftermath. The plane crashes bring some people closer together and tear others apart; they create myths and unlock secrets. As Miri experiences the ordinary joys and pains of growing up in extraordinary circumstances, a young journalist makes his name reporting tragedy. And through it all, one generation reminds ather that life goes on. Beautiful, gripping and deeply moving, In the Unlikely Event is an unforgettable vel from Judy Blume, one of America's most beloved authors.
Judy Blume is the author of many now classic books for children and young adults, including Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Tiger Eyes and Forever. More than 82 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into over thirty languages.