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New York, Penguin Books, 2013, trade paperback, 450 pp, New. Straight, tight and clean with no wear or markings in bright, pictorial card covers. A woman's tranquil life is shattered when an unexpected letter transports her back to WWI, her best friend, her first love, and the tragedy that changed everything.
A bestselling writer’s American debut and a heart-wrenching novel of WWI a t ale of love, regret, and the powerful draw of the road not taken Iris Crane’s tranquil life is shattered when a letter summons memories from her bittersweet past: her first love, her best friend, and the tragedy that changed everything. Iris, a young Australian nurse, travels to France during World War I to bring home her fifteen-year-old brother, who ran away to enlist. But in Paris she meets the charismatic Dr. Frances Ivens, who convinces Iris to help establish a field hospital in the old abbey at Royaumont, staffed entirely by womena decision that will change her life. Seamlessly interwoven is the story of Grace, Iris’s granddaughter in 1970s Australia. Together their narratives paint a portrait of the changing role of women in medicine and the powerful legacy of love.
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- West of Eden Books (US)
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- MacColl, Mary-Rose
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- Fiction; First World War fiction; France; Historical; Literary; Nurses; War & Military; World War, 1914-1918
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