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A star for Mrs. Blake / April Smith.

Smith, April, 1949- (author.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch SMITH A (Text) 33126018318224 Adult Fiction Available -
Covington Branch SMITH A (Text) 33126019489867 Adult Fiction Available -
Erlanger Branch SMITH A (Text) 33126018318240 Adult Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307958846 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0307958841 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 329 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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.."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
United States > History > 1919-1933 > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > Fiction.
Cemeteries > France > Verdun > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War fiction.
Romance fiction.
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