When We Were the Kennedys

A Memoir from Mexico, Maine

By Monica Wood
(Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780544002326, 256pp.)

Publication Date: June 11, 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the August 2012 Indie Next List
“Wood's memoir is a compelling tale of loss on many levels. She recounts the tragedy of the unexpected death of her father and also the loss of a way of life with the slow dying of the town's mill that has sustained its citizens for generations. Her mother's fascination with the stoicism of the Kennedys after the death of the President foreshadows the family's ability to deal with the abrupt loss of their husband and father. This book is a moving tale - sad, yet funny, as Monica shares her story of growing up in a small town with all of the various folks who helped shape her life.”
-- Barbara Kelly, Portland Bookstore, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME


Description

Monica Wood's moving memoir of the season in 1963 Mexico, Maine, as she, her mother, and her three sisters healed after the loss of their mill-worker father and then the nation's loss of its handsome young Catholic president.




About the Author

Monica Wood is the author of four works of fiction, most recently Any Bitter Thing, which spent 21 weeks on the American Booksellers Association extended bestseller list and was named a Book Sense Top Ten pick. Her other fiction includes Ernie’s Ark and My Only Story, a finalist for the Kate Chopin Award.

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