Next to Love: A Novel
Spiegel & Grau, 2012 - 303 ページ
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
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Review: Next to Loveユーザー レビュー - Cc - Goodreads
Sometimes I wish I could rate these books with 1/2 stars.. 3 1/2 would be a better rating. The story of the people's lives during the WWII and after has been told been told. Feldman does a good job of ... レビュー全文を読む
Review: Next to Loveユーザー レビュー - Goodreads
This book was an interesting take on the effects WW2 had on women and their relationships. It was very heartbreaking so if you are looking for a happy and light read, this is not it. The book mostly ...