A Novel

eBook - 2013
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Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. Their relationship and its fallout, played against a backdrop of a lost America will haunt Helen for the rest of her life.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2013
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781620401217
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Sep 23, 2015

A lovely "unfolding" story(except an abrupt ending). I will definitely read more from Gail Godwin.

Jul 02, 2015

This is a very good book. From the perspective of a woman looking back to a summer she spent as a ten year old cared for by her cousin, the voice of the child is authentic. The book is filled with orphans and foreboding (the absent father is working on the secret Manhattan Project as a carpenter) and is about jealously, remorse, and the perspective of a child unable to see the consequences of her thoughts and actions.

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