Book Review-Forty-Thirty-June J. McInerney | Miki's Hope

Book Review-Forty-Thirty-June J. McInerney

Friday, July 11, 2014


First a little background info here. I met this author while playing scrabble on facebook about a year ago. (I no longer play scrabble) We came to realize that we actually grew up in the same town although did not know each other back then. I did however go to school with her cousins! When June told me her book was finally finished and published I went in and bought it. I knew and know the streets she mentions-having walked them many times--I was also able to catch the fictional names of the town and the clubs. For me it was somewhat of a walk down memory lane. For you it will be a novel that catches your imagination and you will be allowed to experience life in a small town with all its ups and downs.. It is essentially a coming of age novel in the mid 1960's--when things were very different then they are today! June not only tells the current story but she goes back generations to explain the family history and how they arrived in America.

This book is relatively long but I could not put it down-it was just so darn interesting! It has a somewhat sad but happy ending--

Congratulations June, on a book well written!! 5 Stars!!


About the Book: (from Amazon)

Josephine Angelina McIvers is a teenager in the mid-1960s, the tumultuous era of a class-conscious America in the throes of the Vietnam War. Under the shadow of an overly protective mother, she matures into adulthood, coping with true love found and then lost. Immersing herself in playing tennis, she ventures forth into the world to find personal as well as professional fulfillment. On her coming-of-age journey, Josey learns that scoring points both in the sport of tennis and the game of life is not as easy as she thought it would be. Set in a small suburban village just outside of New York City, this is an enjoyable, yet poignant novel about growing up and discovering one’s true self and one’s place on and off the courts of the world.


Read a chapter or two here

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About the Author: (from the back of the book)




Originally from New York, June J. McInerney is the author of a number of collections of short stories, including The Basset Chronicles, and two volumes of poetry. She is also the playwright and lyricist for a number of musicals that have been produced by various theaters across the country. June resides outside of Philadelphia, PA. This is her debut novel.

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31 comments :

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

It's always fun if you can picture the atmosphere of a story. This sounds like a book to show my daughter.

Ellen said...

Definitely sounds like a book I need to add to my reading list!

Cathy Mini said...

I think the 60's are a great era for a time piece like this one. Being a teenager in that decade was incredibly different for teenagers now, but of course many of the social dilemmas they face are the same!

Dan from Platter Talk said...

Thanks for this post, it sounds like a book I should pick up for summer reading fun!

Vinma said...

It is so cool that you know this author personally and that can relate so well with her story atmosphere! Sounds like a good read to me :)

Stacey Gibbon said...

sounds like an interesting read. I will have to put it on my list to try

Stacey - Seattle Mom Blog said...

I love how you met the author! Small world, huh?

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Sounds like something my Mum will enjoy. Will recommend this book to her.

Lame Shrill Owl said...

That's so funny how you grew up in the same town, yet met each other online. Funny. SOunds like a good book, you read so many good ones!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I am adding this to my "Things to read" list! Sounds like an excellent plot.

Carla WorkingMommyJournal said...

What a fantastic background behind this book with your relationships (what a small world!). It must have been so amazing to reconigze parts of the book!

Jeanette Nurse said...

Sounds like a great book! June, the author is a lovely person!

Kung Phoo said...

Sounds like a really good book! I will show this to my wife..

Masshole Mommy said...

This sounds like yet another great book!! I will have to check it out.

Christina Shirley said...

Looks like a nice book. I love that you randomly met the author. One of those small world things :-)

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

Looks like a great book and very cool that y'all met online!

Kristen Campbell said...

That's neat, that you were able to recognize so many aspects of the book! Makes for an even better read!

Sharon Martin said...

That's so amazing how social media can bring people together, even better from the same town.I bet you were totally engrossed reading this one.

becca said...

Goes grabs my reading list adding this one to it. It really sounds like a great book.

Jennifer said...

I love that you have such a personal connection with this author (and I'm jealous that you get to read so much)! Sounds like an interesting book!

Liz Mays said...

I love that you have a personal connection to it. But yay that anyone would like it regardless!

mail4rosey said...

I bet that does add an element off awesome to be able to relate to the actual streets and places in the book. Very cool!

Daniel Sinclair said...

Talk about personal connection to the author. I love the back story you added about how you met the author.

Sherrie Bama said...

That is awesome to actually be able to read about places that brought back memories. Getting the chance to meet the author is awesome.

Joanna Sormunen said...

Sounds like a really interesting read! You always have great books and reviews here!

Amanda McMahon said...

This sounds like a good book. I like that you really show that connection.

Krystal Butherus said...

Sounds like a super read! Thanks for sharing this one.

Housewife Eclectic said...

Sounds fantastic! I will add it to my list!

AdinB said...

That is so awesome that you actually know the author of the book. Congratulations to the author! It sounds like a wonderful book that I think a lot of people can relate. Thanks for sharing this one!

Alyssa Collazo said...

Sounds like a good read, thanks for sharing!

June J. McInerney said...

Thank you, Michelle for you great review. And thank you to all your followers who wrote such great comments! I hope you all buy "Forty-Thirty" and enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it!

 
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