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When We Were the Kennedys A Memoir from Mexico, Maine

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ISBN-10: 0544002326

ISBN-13: 9780544002326

Edition: 2012

Authors: Monica Wood

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1963, Mexico, Maine. The Wood family is much like its close, Catholic, immigrant neighbors, all dependent on a father’s wages from the Oxford Paper Company. Until the sudden death of Dad, when Mum and the four closely connected Wood girls are set adrift. Funny and to-the-bone moving,When We Were the Kennedysis the story of how this family saves itself, at first by depending on Father Bob, Mum’s youngest brother, a charismatic Catholic priest who feels his new responsibilities deeply. And then, as the nation is shocked by the loss of its handsome Catholic president, the televised grace of Jackie Kennedy—she too a Catholic widow with young children—galvanizes Mum to set off on an…    
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.31" wide x 8.00" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

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.

Prologue: My Mexico
Too Much Stairs
Three Vanillas
Offer It Up
The Mystery of the Missing Man
Just Nervous
Widows' Instructions
Our Nation's Capital
I Hear Music
Epilogue: NewPage