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When the world was young : a novel / Elizabeth Gaffney.

Gaffney, Elizabeth, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Howe Library FIC GAF 31254003201288 Main floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781400064687 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1400064686 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 298 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2013.

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Wally Baker is no ordinary girl. Living in her grandparents' Brooklyn Heights brownstone, she doesn't like dresses, needlepoint, or manners. Her love of Wonder Woman comics and ants makes her feel like a misfit-- especially in the shadow of her dazzling but unstable mother, Stella. This novel captures postwar Brooklyn through Wally's eyes, opening on V-J day, as she grows up with the rest of America. Reeling from her own unexpected wartime tragedy and navigating an increasingly fraught landscape, Wally is forced to confront painful truths about the world-- its sorrows, its prejudices, its conflicts, its limitations. But Wally also finds hope and strength in the unlikeliest places. A novel about the truths that divide and the love that keeps us together.
Subject: Single women > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Household employees > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Historical fiction.
War stories.

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