In the Unlikely Event
On Sale: June 2, 2015
Hardcover / e-Book
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Women's Fiction Contemporary | Suspense
When a series of passenger airplanes crashed in Elizabeth,
New Jersey within a three-month period in 1951–1952, Judy
Blume was a teenager. “These events have lingered in my mind
ever since,” says Blume. “It was a crazy time. We were
witnessing things that were incomprehensible to us as
Was it sabotage? An alien invasion? No one knew, and people
were understandably terrified.” Against this background,
Blume uses her imagination to bring us the lives of three
generations of families, friends, and strangers, who will be
profoundly affected by these events, either directly or
But life goes on and Blume digs deep into her characters—we
see them coping not only with grief but with first love,
estranged parents, difficult friendships, familial
obligations, divorce, career ambitions, a grandparent’s
love, a widower’s hope, and everything in between. . . .
Most important, In the Unlikely Event is filled with the
same warmth and authenticity that have won Blume the hearts
and minds of readers of all generations.
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