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Stella Bain : a novel

Author: Anita Shreve
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Love stories, American
Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Shreve
ISBN: 9780316098861 0316098868
OCLC Number: 827257567
Description: 265 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Anita Shreve.

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"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."--

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