In Falling Snow

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Aug 27, 2013 - Fiction - 464 pages
3 Reviews
A bestselling Australian writer's American debut and a heart-wrenching novel of World War I

Iris Crane's tranquil life is shattered when a letter summons memories from her bittersweet past: her first love, her best friend, and the tragedy that changed everything. Iris, a young Australian nurse, travels to France during World War I to bring home her fifteen-year-old brother, who ran away to enlist. But in Paris she meets the charismatic Dr. Frances Ivens, who convinces Iris to help establish a field hospital in the old abbey at Royaumont, staffed entirely by women?a decision that will change her life. Seamlessly interwoven is the story of Grace, Iris's granddaughter in 1970s Australia. Together their narratives paint a portrait of the changing role of women in medicine and the powerful legacy of love.

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In Falling Snow

User Review  - Natasha Grant - Book Verdict

In the midst of World War I, as Iris Crane sets off to France to find and bring home her underage brother, who has enlisted with the British Army, she never counts on diverging to Royaumont Abbey, an ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Mary-Rose MacColl is the author of three previous novels and a nonfiction book about maternity care. She divides her time between Brisbane, Australia, and Banff, Canada, with her husband and son.

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