Everyone Brave is Forgiven

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (12.58 hours)
Product Number: Z100135976
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442397835
Narrator/s: Luke Thompson
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From the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Little Bee, a spellbinding novel about three unforgettable individuals thrown together by war, love, and their search for belonging in the ever-changing landscape of WWII London. It's 1939 and Mary, a young socialite, is determined to shock her blueblood political family by volunteering for the war effort. She is assigned as a teacher to children who were evacuated from London and have been rejected by the countryside because they are infirm, mentally disabled, or-like Mary's favorite student, Zachary-have colored skin. Tom, an education administrator, is distraught when his best friend, Alastair, enlists. Alastair, an art restorer, has always seemed far removed from the violent life to which he has now condemned himself. But Tom finds distraction in Mary, first as her employer and then as their relationship quickly develops in the emotionally charged times. When Mary meets Alastair, the three are drawn into a tragic love triangle and-while war escalates and bombs begin falling around them-further into a new world unlike any they've ever known. A sweeping epic with the kind of unforgettable characters, cultural insights, and indelible scenes that made Little Bee so incredible, Chris Cleave's latest novel explores the disenfranchised, the bereaved, the elite, the embattled. Everyone Brave Is Forgiven is a heartbreakingly beautiful story of love, loss, and incredible courage.

Author(s): Chris Cleave
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: May 03, 2016

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Author(s): Chris Cleave
Product Number EB00614879
Released: May 03, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781501124402

Professional reviews

"Luke Thompson delivers a fine and nuanced narration of Chris Cleave's moving new novel, which is set in London during the Blitz and on the battlefield amid the shocks of WWII. At its heart a love story inspired by Cleave's grandparents, the book focuses on two friends and the woman with whom they both fall in love. One character goes to war; the other two remain in London as teachers to the city's forgotten disabled and children of color. Thompson draws telling vocal portraits of the three very different protagonists; does nice sketches of lesser characters, including an American black child and his father; and paces his delivery perfectly for a story that shuttles between peace and desperation. A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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