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."
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

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Another book I re-read sometimes. I enjoy the book mostly because it's a huge story told by 9 (I think) narrators. The voices aren't that distinct from each other; I ended up captivated by not just the World War II plot but the smaller stories and connections among the characters. Read full review

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Another book I re-read sometimes. I enjoy the book mostly because it's a huge story told by 9 (I think) narrators. The voices aren't that distinct from each other; I ended up captivated by not just the World War II plot but the smaller stories and connections among the characters. Read full review

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Contents

Abra
23
Bernice
38
One Cold Sunday
60
Copyright

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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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