In Falling Snow: A Novel

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Penguin Books, 2013 - Fiction - 454 pages
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For fans of Vera Brittain's Testament of Youth, a bestselling writer's American debut and a heart-wrenching novel of WWI--a tale of love, regret, and the powerful draw of the road not taken

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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User Review  - Sarah_Gruwell - LibraryThing

Book received from GoodReads FirstReads program. Thanks for the book! In Falling Snow was an easier read than I first imagined. And I don't mean that it was light material easy to read. But everything ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheLostEntwife - LibraryThing

It's strange how things go in waves; for the last few years I've spent quite a bit of time reading WWII books from all sorts of different perspectives and covering nearly every country affected by ... 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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