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When We Were the Kennedys: a memoir from Mexico, Maine

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Winner of the 2012 Sarton Memoir Award "Every few years, a memoir comes along that revitalizes the form...With generous, precise, and unsentimental prose, Monica Wood brilliantly achieves this . . . "When We Were the Kennedys" is a deeply moving gem "--Andre Dubus III, author of "House of Sand and Fog" and "Townie" Mexico, Maine, 1963: The Wood family is much like its close, Catholic, immigrant neighbors, all dependent on the fathers' wages from the Oxford Paper Company. But when Dad suddenly dies on his way to work, Mum and the four deeply connected Wood girls are set adrift. "When We Were the Kennedys" is the story of how a family, a town, and then a nation mourns and finds the strength to move on. "On her own terms, wry and empathetic, Wood locates the melodies in the aftershock of sudden loss."--"Boston Globe" " A] marvel of storytelling, layered and rich. It is, by turns, a chronicle of the renowned paper mill that was both pride and poison to several generations of a town; a tribute to the ethnic stew of immigrant families that grew and prospered there; and an account of one family's grief, love, and resilience."--"Maine Sunday Telegram "
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Winner of the Sarton Memoir Award. "[A] marvel of storytelling, layered and rich . . . an account of one family's grief, love, and resilience" (Maine Sunday Telegram).

Mexico, Maine, 1963: The Wood family is much like its close, Catholic, immigrant neighbors, all dependent on the fathers' wages from the Oxford Paper Company. But when Dad suddenly dies on his way to work, Mum and the four deeply connected Wood girls are set adrift. When We Were the Kennedys is the story of how a family, a town, and then a nation mourns and finds the strength to move on.

"Intimate but expansive . . . A tender memoir of a very different time."—O, The Oprah Magazine

"Every few years, a memoir comes along that revitalizes the form . . . With generous, precise, and unsentimental prose, Monica Wood brilliantly achieves this . . . When We Were the Kennedys is a deeply moving gem!"—Andre Dubus III, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"On her own terms, wry and empathetic, Wood locates the melodies in the aftershock of sudden loss."—The Boston Globe

"This is an extraordinarily moving book, so carefully and artfully realized, about loss and life and love. Monica Wood displays all her superb novelistic skills in this breathtaking, evocative new memoir. Wow."—Ken Burns, filmmaker

"A gorgeous, gripping memoir. I don't know that I've ever pulled so hard for a family. When We Were the Kennedys captures a shimmering mill-town world on the edge of oblivion, in a voice that brims with hope, feeling, and wonder. The book humbles and soars."—Mike Paterniti, New York Times bestselling author

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subject_facetBereavement -- Biography
Catholics -- United States -- Biography
Company towns -- New England -- History
Fatherless families -- Biography
Irish American Catholics -- Biography
Kennedy, John F. -- (John Fitzgerald), -- 1917-1963 -- Assassination
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Mexico (Me. : Town) -- Biography
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title_displayWhen We Were the Kennedys A Memoir from Mexico, Maine
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When we were the Kennedys [large print] : a memoir from Mexico, Maine / Monica Wood
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Bereavement
Biography & Autobiography
Catholics
Company towns
Family
Family & Relationships
Fatherless families
History
Irish American Catholics
Kennedy, John F
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Wood, Monica