Summer of ’69

Elin Hilberbrand’s latest Summer of ’69 is a disappointment from this beloved author. The nostalgia of the late sixties isn’t enough of a backdrop to warrant a contrived plot dealing with the anxiety of having a son in Vietnam, marriage turmoil, and coming of age. Elin does her usual excellent detail of Nantucket with a brilliant writer’s essence. Yet an emotional core is missing. But hey even a flawed Elin Hiderbrand novel is better than none at all.

Elin Hilderbrand on finding the “emotional truth” in “Summer of ’69” – YouTube

Simple, Sassy ‘Summer Of ’69’ Is The Perfect Beach Read : NPR

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