The Lives of Stella Bain

by Anita Shreve

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Thriller and Suspense

The Lives of Stella Bain Synopsis

Hauled in a cart to a field hospital in northern France in March 1916, an American woman wakes from unconsciousness to the smell of gas gangrene, the sounds of men in pain, and an almost complete loss of memory: she knows only that she can drive an ambulance, she can draw, and her name is Stella Bain. A stateless woman in a lawless country, Stella embarks on a journey to reconstruct her life. Suffering an agonising and inexplicable array of symptoms, she finds her way to London. There, Dr August Bridge, a cranial surgeon turned psychologist, is drawn to tracking her amnesia to its source. What brutality was she fleeing when she left the tranquil seclusion of a New England college campus to serve on the Front; for what crime did she need to atone - and whom did she leave behind?

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ISBN: 9781408702963
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781408702963
Publication date: 6th March 2014
Author: Anita Shreve
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
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About Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve is the author of fifteen best-selling novels which have spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller Lists. The Weight of Water was short listed for the Orange Prize and The Pilot’s Wife was selected by Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Book club’ series.  Shreve started her writing career as a journalist and her award-winning short stories and non-fiction have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Cosmopolitan and Esquire.  Shreve is married to a man she met when she was 13.  She has two children and three stepchildren and lives ...

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