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When We Were the Kennedys

A moving family memoir of love, loss and strength

When We Were the Kennedys by Monica Wood
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WHEN WE WERE THE KENNEDYS is a brilliant, award-winning memoir about the death of a father and the healing of a family, by Monica Wood, the acclaimed author of THE ONE-IN-A-MILLION BOY. Perfect for those who loved Cathy Rentzenbrink's THE LAST ACT OF LOVE or Helen Macdonald's H IS FOR HAWK.

'It's a pleasure to linger with her elegant prose, keen eye and grace of thought' Reader's Digest

'Intimate but expansive ... A tender memoir of a very different time' O, the Oprah Magazine

1963. The Wood family is much like their neighbours, all dependent on the fathers' wages from the local mill. But when Dad suddenly dies on his way to work one April morning, Mum and the four deeply connected Wood daughters are set adrift.

And then, come November - the family still overwhelmed by grief, the country shocked by the assassination of President Kennedy - Mum announces an unprecedented family road trip. Inspired by the televised grace of Jackie Kennedy, herself a new widow with young children, Mum and her girls head to Washington, DC, to do some rescuing of their own.

WHEN WE WERE THE KENNEDYS is a funny, moving and imaginative memoir about how one family and one country, each shocked by the unimaginable, find the strength to move on.

What readers are saying about WHEN WE WERE THE KENNEDYS:

'A beautifully written, thought-provoking book'

'Filled with great love - of family, friends and the ability to bounce back even with many setbacks. Wood's words are so beautiful they literally lift off the pages'

'Compelling, profound, beautiful'

Headline; July 2016
234 pages; ISBN 9781472232038
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Title: When We Were the Kennedys
Author: Monica Wood
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