This #1 New York Times best seller, described by People Magazine as “an engrossing tale of an iconic American summer,” is the first historical novel from Elin Hilderbrand. The Levin family has spent every summer at their grandmother’s house in Nantucket, but amid the turmoil of 1969, nothing is as it was. The eldest daughter is stuck at home pregnant with twins, another sister is working on Martha’s Vineyard, and the son has been deployed to Vietnam. That leaves young Jessie with her mother and grandmother as the four siblings try to navigate the tumultuous summer. Liz Egan of the New York Times Book Review says Summer of ’69 will “make you forget the dynamics of your own dysfunctional people as you crowd into a too-small vacation rental.” That alone should be worth the price of purchase.