A World Away: A Novel
A World Away reveals one of America’s most versatile writers at his romantic and elegiac best. In following the fortunes of the Langer family, whose oldest son, Rennie, is missing in action in the Pacific during World War II, Stewart O’Nan brilliantly captures the mood of this lost world and the changing fate of a country aware that when the war ends, nothing will ever be the same.
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The Langer family, suffering during World War II from the emotional and physical fallout of infidelity, terminal illness, and combat injuries, moves back to the rundown home of the dying Langer ... Read full review
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