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During the course of his career, poet-writer Baron Wormser has investigated the hearts of many matters. In Some Months in 1968, he portrays the Brownsons, a family of five living in suburban Baltimore, who experience one of the most tumultuous moments in American history. Using elements of flash-fiction, biography, poetry, history and essay, he reaches into the immediacy of daily breakfasts and the minds of Lyndon Baines Johnson and Ho Chi Minh, into the consumer culture of the United States and the stirrings of political and spiritual conscience, into music and raw violence. As a novel, Some Months in 1968, offers a vision of a society riven by conflicts. The relevance of those months, as this remarkable novel makes plain, remains.


Baron Wormser invites readers to move in with the Brownson family of Baltimore for the first six months of 1968 as they struggle to understand what this country is with its Vietnam War, its profound racism, its assassinations, its hypocrisy and inability to know itself. What we learn is enlightening, infuriating, funny, endearing and deeply moving. The Brownsons, without irony or cynicism, are intent on living moral and loving lives in an immoral time in an immoral country. They become some of your best and trusted friends.


--- Robert Shetterly, Portraits of Racial Justice: Americans Who Tell the Truth

Some Months in 1968

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