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When the World Was Young

Autor: Gaffney, Elizabeth

Editorial: Random House

Formato:Tapa Dura
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When the World Was Young : 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.

Acclaimed author Elizabeth Gaffney's irresistible 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.

With an unforgettable cast of characters, including the increasingly distant and distracted Stella; Loretta, the family's black maid and Wally's second mother; Ham, Loretta's son, who shares Wally's enthusiasm for ants and exploration; Rudy, Wally's father, a naval officer, away serving in the Pacific; and Mr. Niederman, the family's boarder, who never seems to answer Wally's questions - and who she suspects may have something to hide - Elizabeth Gaffney crafts an immersive, beautifully realized novel about the truths that divide and the love that keeps us together.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ficción   Historical
Ficción   Literary
Ficción   Sagas

ISBN 13:9781400064687
ISBN 10:1400064686
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:298
Tamaño:9.60" l x 6.62" w x 1.15" h
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