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The Resource A Star for Mrs. Blake : A novel, April Smith, (electronic resource)

A Star for Mrs. Blake : A novel, April Smith, (electronic resource)

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A Star for Mrs. Blake : A novel
Title
A Star for Mrs. Blake
Title remainder
A novel
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April Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
The United States Congress in 1929 passed legislation to fund travel for mothers of the fallen soldiers of World War I to visit their sons? graves in France. Over the next three years, 6,693 Gold Star Mothers made the trip. In this emotionally charged, brilliantly realized novel, April Smith breathes life into a unique moment in American history, imagining the experience of five of these women. They are strangers at the start, but their lives will become inextricably intertwined, altered in indelible ways. These very different Gold Star Mothers travel to the Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery to say final good-byes to their sons and come together along the way to face the unexpected: a death, a scandal, and a secret revealed.? None of these pilgrims will be as affected as Cora Blake, who has lived almost her entire life in a small fishing village off the coast of Maine, caring for her late sister?s three daughters, hoping to fill the void left by the death of her son, Sammy, who was killed on a scouting mission during the final days of the war. Cora believes she is managing as well as can be expected in the midst of the Depression, but nothing has prepared her for what lies ahead on this unpredictable journey, including an extraordinary encounter with an expatriate American journalist, Griffin Reed, who was wounded in the trenches and hides behind a metal mask, one of hundreds of “tin noses” who became symbols of the war. With expert storytelling, memorable characters, and beautiful prose, April Smith gives us a timeless story, by turns heartwarming and heartbreaking, set against a footnote of history??little known, yet unforgettable. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide
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1949-
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Smith, April
Literary form
fiction
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  • Mothers and sons
  • Parental grief
  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Cemeteries
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A Star for Mrs. Blake : A novel, April Smith, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 352 p.
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online
Isbn
9780307958853
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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Label
A Star for Mrs. Blake : A novel, April Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 352 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307958853
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
dydncg9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)dydncg9
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 2.5 MB)

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