An epic story, set against the backdrop of World War I, from bestselling author Anita Shreve.
When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in.
A gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield.
In a narrative that takes us from London to America and back again, Shreve has created an engrossing and wrenching tale about love and the meaning of memory, set against the haunting backdrop of a war that destroyed an entire generation.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Mishker - LibraryThing
A woman wakes up in a nursing tent among the WWI battlefields of France. She has lost her memory, but comes up with the name Stella Bain, remembers that she can drive an ambulance and has a feeling ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Swade0710 - LibraryThing
I really liked this book. In fact, I liked it so much I read it in one day. This was a very compelling story and the characters were likable. This was one of her better stories in my opinion though in all fairness I haven't read very many of her books. Read full review