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

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

Label
A Star for Mrs. Blake
Title
A Star for Mrs. Blake
Statement of responsibility
by April Smith
Creator
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An emotionally-charged, brilliantly realized novel set in the l930's about five American women--Gold Star Mothers--who travel to France to visit the graves of their WWI soldier sons: a pilgrimage that will change their lives in unforeseeable and indelible ways. The women meet for the first time just before their journey begins: Katie, an Irish maid from Dorchester, Massachusetts; Minnie, wife of an immigrant Russian Jewish chicken farmer; Bobbie, a wealthy Boston socialite ; Wilhelmina, a former tennis star in precarious mental health; and Cora Blake, a single mother and librarian from coastal Maine. In Paris, Cora meets a journalist whose drug habit helps him hide from his own war-time fate--facial wounds so grievous he's forced to wear a metal mask. This man will change Cora's life in wholly unexpected ways. And when the women finally travel to Verdun to visit the battlegrounds where their sons fought as well as the cemeteries where they are buried, shocking events -a death, a scandal, a secret revealed--will guarantee that Cora's life and those of her traveling companions will become inextricably intertwined, and only now will they be able to emerge from their grief and return home to their loved ones. This is a timeless story set against a footnote of history: little known but unforgettable.."--
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Provided by publisher
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TLC
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1949-
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Smith, April
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M467
LC item number
S73 2014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Mothers and sons
  • Parental grief
  • United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Cemeteries
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Romance / General
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
Label
A Star for Mrs. Blake, by April Smith, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307958853
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9ED8808D-F176-45D1-A92D-ACBBDA6F6D92
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865473591
  • (TLC)erc0000208961
Label
A Star for Mrs. Blake, by April Smith, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307958853
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9ED8808D-F176-45D1-A92D-ACBBDA6F6D92
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865473591
  • (TLC)erc0000208961

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