When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine
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About the Author
MONICA WOOD is the author of the novel Any Bitter Thing, an American Booksellers Association extended bestseller and a Book Sense Top Ten pick; Ernie's Ark; and My Only Story, a finalist for the Kate Chopin Award.
"When We Were the Kennedys is a sharp, stunning portrait of a family's grief and healing, and it also offers a refreshing lens through which to view the JFK tragedy, as his family's loss helps the Woods feel less adrift in their own sea of anguish...Wood writes beautifully." --Washingtonian
"Wood movingly renders her childhood in Mexico, Maine, and her large Catholic family's fight to survive after her father's sudden death. It's a pleasure to linger with her elegant prose, keen eye, and grace of thought."--Reader's Digest "The book is a shining example of everything a memoir should be." --U.S. Catholic "This is a beautifully composed snapshot of how a family, a town--and, later, a country--grieves and goes on...The bonds between family members, neighbors, and coworkers, as well as men and their professions, are all explored here with sensitivity and a sweetness that isn't saccharine." --Library Journal
"In her intimate but expansive memoir, Monica Wood explores not only her family's grief but also the national end of innocence. Braiding her own story of mourning together with the heartbreak all around her, Wood has written a tender memoir of a very different time." --Oprah Magazine "On her own terms, wry and empathetic, Wood locates the melodies in the aftershock of sudden loss...That a memory piece as pacific and unassuming as When We Were the Kennedys should be allowed a seat in the hothouse society of tell-alls is a tribute to the welcoming sensibility of its author and the knowing faith of her publisher. " Boston Globe "It's a pleasure to linger with her elegant prose, keen eye, and grace of thought." --Reader's Digest "Best of America" issue "Wood's gorg --