The Wonderful

x-large
Author(s): Saskia Sarginson
Original Publish Date: Dec 10, 2019
Product Number: EB00746749
Released: Feb 04, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781250083500
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Please log in to view pricing

Description

A sweeping and turbulent drama about the anxieties of postwar Britain, where one strong and inspirational young woman looks to find her place, no matter the cost. Sometimes, the truth lies in fiction It's hard to be an American girl in 1957. Especially when your dad's job means you have to move four thousand miles from home. Especially if you'd rather play baseball than wear a dress. Especially if you see your mom fraying a little more from anxiety each day. And especially if being five minutes older means you have to protect your fragile twin brother. Still, Hedy Delaney loves her family, and she's trying to make the best of her new life on a U.S. airbase in England. After all, her dad's a war hero, her mother's a beauty, and her brother's a brainiac who writes moving stories about space travel. Then one tragic day, the unforeseen occurs and all three are ripped away, leaving Hedy alone with countless questions. What really happened on the airbase? What went on behind military closed doors? What were the secrets that could never be told? And how could any of it have led to her family's destruction? In her search for the truth, Hedy turns to a story her brother began months before he died. Deciding to finish what her brother started, Hedy begins to piece together what happened to her family. But whether she's ready for what she'll discover is another matter entirely. A sweeping and turbulent family drama, The Wonderful asks whether writing fiction can uncover fact, and if it's ever better to let the truth remain hidden. Sometimes, it's safer not to finish what you've started.

You can find this title in the following lists:

All formats/editions

eAudio
x-large
Author(s): Saskia Sarginson
Narrator(s): Stephanie Cannon
Product Number Z100152177
Released: Dec 10, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781250243058

Sign up for our email newsletter