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Publisher Description

An epic story, set against the backdrop of World War I, from bestselling author Anita Shreve.

When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in.

A gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.

In a narrative that takes us from London to America and back again, Shreve has created an engrossing and wrenching tale about love and the meaning of memory, set against the haunting backdrop of a war that destroyed an entire generation.

Fiction & Literature
November 12
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Perky too ,

Stella Bain

An interesting WW1 story. I have read most of Shreve's books and must admit to liking some more than others. This one falls somewhere inbetween. You will need to pay close attention to the story line as there are many flashbacks. If you are or were a fan of Boardwalk Empire, you will recognize one of the tragic characters. "Stella" is a likable character, a gutsy woman, even if you don't agree with all of her decisions. If you are interested in WW1 and the part women played in it, as well as the mystery of memory loss, you will probably enjoy this one.

Betsy and Craig ,

Another wonderful story by this great author

I have come to expect Anita Shreve to tell a story so interesting in detail and character development that I can't put it down. Stella Bain does not disappoint. From the details of the medical staff working tirelessly on wounded in the war to the fight for her children, I was pulled into Etnas life. The reader feels and sees easily
what the characters are going through. I only hope Anita shreve continues publishing these excellent novels.

Moostashley ,

Slightly disappointed

It kept my attention which is hard to do but I was shocked it ended so quick. The end just was blah. Other than that it was good.

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