Gone to Soldiers: A Novel

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Fawcett Crest, 1988 - Fiction - 773 pages
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In a stunning tour-de-force, Marge Piercy has woven a tapestry of World War II, of six women and four men, who fought and died, worked and worried, and moved through the dizzying days of the war. A compelling chronicle of humans in conflict with inhuman events, GONE TO SOLIDERS is an unforgettable reading experience and a stirring tribute to the remarkable survival of the human spirit.
"Panoramic...This is a sweeping epic in the best sense."

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I am not surprised that the research took seven years. - Goodreads
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Marge Piercy is my writing idol. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Norah - Goodreads

Somehow I forgot about my Marge Piercy phase in college....I loved reading her books! Now I see them popping up again as friends read them, I think I need to go back and read them again. Read full review

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User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

I really enjoy an epic historical novel with in depth character building. And I was thoroughly engrossed in this story and the history of it. But at times I did feel a bit of a modern (er the 1980s but still modem) lens for the characters. I definitely recommend it however. Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Poet and novelist Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 31, 1936. She received a B. A. from the University of Michigan and an M. A. from Northwestern. She is involved in the Jewish renewal and political work and was part of the civil rights movement. She won the Arthur C. Clarke award. Besides writing her own novles and collections of poetry, she has collaborated with her husband Ira Wood on a play, The Last White Class, and a novel, Storm Tide. In 1997, they founded a small literary publishing company called the Leapfrog Press. She currently lives in Cape Cod.

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