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hush book club - In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

We've started an online book club, fronted by Alex Heminsley from 60secondreviews and our first book club choice is... In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume.

Alex says...

"Think Mad Men meets Anne Tyler… a near perfect novel for adults set in 1950s New Jersey from the author who shaped a thousand teen readers. It has that really crystal clear, incisive Judy Blume voice running through it but it’s fantastic: it feels more grown up but it still has that thing that got us all through our adolescences as well.

The book is inspired by a series of real life events where she grew up in New Jersey, where there was a series of plane crashes in the town. What this does is create a fantastic landscape for her to be writing about because it does that kind of “any town” USA thing of taking a group of people and giving it a snow globe shape to see how different characters will respond in different ways to the events in the novel. So it’s going to be loads of fun to talk about the cast when you’ve read it too."

Watch the video below to see why we've chosen this book as our first book club read:

In The Unlikely Event will be reviewed on Thursday 30th July so if this sounds like your cup of tea, get reading!

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