|Pages/Publication Date:||512 / 2016|
In Elizabeth, New Jersey, 15-year-old Miri Ammerman and her family and friends are coping with disaster, as three airliners crash there between December 1951 and the following February. The catastrophe derails the community and people cling together in panic, struggling to find a reason for it all. While images of plummeting planes and dead passengers dangling from trees are horrific, the heart of Judy Blume's story—the first adult novel from the trailblazing children's author in nearly two decades—lies in how people themselves can crash and burn, or sometimes manage to fly higher than they ever expected. As Blume sees it, we are all passengers.