Next to Love

by Ellen Feldman

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Next to Love Synopsis

Babe, Grace and Millie have been best friends since their first day at their small town's only kindergarten. Despite their differences, they've played together, grown up together, shared each other's secrets. And when World War Two becomes a reality for America too, the girls begin a new phase of their lives together each quickly marries her first true love. With the men away, life is difficult for these newly married women, but when no fewer than sixteen telegrams arrive on a single morning in 1944, bearing news of the worst kind from the War Department, the girls know that nothing will ever be the same again ...As each woman struggles to rebuild a life, they face not only the challenges closest to home the brutal effects of war, the question of remarriage, of how to tell a child about their absent father but also the wider issues of a country in flux sexism, racism, anti-Semitism. Next to Love is the story of three women at the heart of the century a celebration of their friendship across decades of the most unthinkable adversity.

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ISBN: 9780330544504
Publication date: 07/10/2011
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780330544504
Publication date: 7th October 2011
Author: Ellen Feldman
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
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About Ellen Feldman

Ellen Feldman, a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, Scottsboro, which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, and Next To Love. She lives in New York City with her husband.

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