Gone to Soldiers

Gone to Soldiers

A Novel

eBook - 2016
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Ten characters, from occupied France to the Pacific Theater and from the frontlines to the home front, are profoundly changed by the events of World War II in this New York Times bestseller Epic in scope, Marge Piercy's sweeping novel encompasses the wide range of people and places marked by the Second World War. Each of her ten narrators has a unique and compelling story that powerfully depicts his or her personality, desires, and fears. Special attention is given to the women of the war effort, like Bernice, who rebels against her domineering father to become a fighter pilot, and Naomi, a Parisian Jew sent to live with relatives in Detroit, whose twin sister, Jacqueline--still in France--joins the resistance against Nazi rule. The horrors of the concentration camps; the heroism of soldiers on the beaches of Okinawa, the skies above London, and the seas of the Mediterranean; the brilliance of code breakers; and the resilience of families waiting for the return of sons, brothers, and fathers are all conveyed through powerful, poignant prose that resonates beyond the page. Gone to Soldiers is a testament to the ordinary people, with their flaws and inner strife, who rose to defend liberty during the most extraordinary times.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Open Road Integrated Media, Inc., 2016
ISBN: 9781504033435
1504033434
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Aug 03, 2011

10 characters trying to get through WWII in Europe. ."An epic melding of many narratives. Alternating chapters braid together ten unique and starkly harrowing stories..." Fabulous writing. I read this book in 1 sitting, approx 13 hours. Seriously, could not put it down. One of the best novels I've ever read.

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