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- Description'Once again, Sara Gruen has proven herself to be one of America's most compelling storytellers.' Kathryn Stockett, New York Times bestselling author of The Help1944: After a high-society New Year's Eve party, at which Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, disgrace themselves, they are cut off financially by his father who already is ashamed of a son t in uniform. In a misguided effort to regain the Colonel's favour, Ellis and his best friend, Hank, convince Maddie to follow them across the Atlantic on a wild scheme, with little thought of the devastation of World War II raging in Europe.The trio arrive amid tragedy and privation in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands, where the locals have thing but contempt for the privileged interlopers. Maddie, left on her own for much of the time, gradually builds friendships with the villagers who show her a larger world than she knew existed. As she embraces a fuller sense of who she might be, Maddie becomes aware t only of the dark forces around her, but of the beauty and surprising possibilities of life.
- Author BiographySara Gruen is the international bestselling author of Water for Elephants, Ape House, Riding Lessons, and Flying Changes. Her works have been translated into forty-three languages and have sold more than ten million copies worldwide. She lives in western North Carolina with her husband and three sons, along with their dogs, cats, horses, birds, and the world's fussiest goat.
- PrizesShortlisted for Romantic Novelists' Association Awards: Historical Romantic Novel 2016.
- Author(s)Sara Gruen
- PublisherAllen & Unwin
- Date of Publication27/04/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationSydney
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- ImprintAllen & Unwin
- Width128 mm
- Height198 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
- Interest AgeFrom
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