Next to Love

A Novel
Product Number: EB00166465
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780679643692
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
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Description

For fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, The Postmistress, and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a story of love, war, loss, and the scars they leave set during the years of World War II and its aftermath. It's 1941. Babe throws like a boy, thinks for herself, and never expects to escape the poor section of her quiet Massachusetts town. Then World War II breaks out, and everything changes. Her friend Grace, married to a reporter on the local paper, fears being left alone with her infant daughter when her husband ships out; Millie, the third member of their childhood trio, now weds the boy who always refused to settle down; and Babe wonders if she should marry Claude, who even as a child could never harm a living thing. As the war rages abroad, life on the home front undergoes its own battles and victories; and when the men return, and civilian life resumes, nothing can go back to quite the way it was. From postwar traumas to women's rights, racial injustice to anti-Semitism, Babe, Grace, and Millie experience the dislocations, the acute pains, and the exhilaration of a society in flux. Along the way, they will learn what it means to be a wife, a mother, a friend, a fighter, and a survivor. Beautiful, startling, and heartbreaking, Next to Love is a love letter to the brave women who shaped a nation's destiny. "Impossible to put down." -Stacy Schiff Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.

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Author(s): Ellen Feldman
Original Publish Date: Jul 26, 2011

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eAudio
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Author(s): Ellen Feldman
Narrator(s): Abby Craden
Product Number Z100024062
Released: Jul 26, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307967268
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Author(s): Ellen Feldman
Product Number EB00166488
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: #9780679645559

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