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At the Water's Edge
Author: Sara Gruen

ISBN: 9781760292553
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 27 April 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8
A gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman's personal awakening as she experiences the devastations of World War II in a Scottish Highlands village.

'Once again, Sara Gruen has proven herself to be one of America's most compelling storytellers.' Kathryn Stockett, New York Times bestselling author of The Help

1944: After a high-society New Year's Eve party, at which Madeline Hyde and her husband, Ellis, disgrace themselves, they are cut off financially by his father who already is ashamed of a son not in uniform. In a misguided effort to regain the Colonel's favour, Ellis and his best friend, Hank, convince Maddie to follow them across the Atlantic on a wild scheme, with little thought of the devastation of World War II raging in Europe.

The trio arrive amid tragedy and privation in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands, where the locals have nothing but contempt for the privileged interlopers. Maddie, left on her own for much of the time, gradually builds friendships with the villagers who show her a larger world than she knew existed. As she embraces a ...

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