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Monday, November 25, 2013 10:55 am
Remembering Camelot
Posted by: Karen Kleckner Keefe

As the nation reflects on the 5o-year anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, your 900s are probably already probably picked clean of all your Kennedy family biographies. Patrons who have been following the “Where were you when…” polls and videos might be inspiredl to look back at other events of the time. Fortunately, ShelfRenewal has a history of highlighting titles depicting this decade.

SUMMONING THE SIXTIES

READING THE SIXTIES

  • Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
  • The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
  • The Godfather by Mario Puzo
  • Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann
  • Rabbit Run by John Updike
  • The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe
  • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

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