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    DescriptionFrom the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Me Before You," a spellbinding love story of two women separated by a century but united in their determination to fight for what they love most Jojo Moyes's bestseller, "Me Before You," catapulted her to wide critical acclaim and has struck a chord with readers everywhere. "Hopelessly and hopefully romantic" ("Chicago Tribune"), Moyes returns with another irresistible heartbreaker that asks, "Whatever happened to the girl you left behind?" France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War I, Edouard's portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officer's dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything--her family, her reputation, and her life--to see her husband again. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the painting's true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is--putting Liv's belief in what is right to the ultimate test. Like Sarah Blake's "The Postmistress" and Tatiana de Rosnay's "Sarah's Key," "The Girl You Left Behind" is a breathtaking story of love, loss, and sacrifice told with Moyes's signature ability to capture our hearts with every turn of the page.


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    Title
    The Girl You Left Behind
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jojo Moyes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 600 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670026616
    ISBN 10: 0670026611
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    DC21: 823.92
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: FH
    Libri: I-FH
    BIC subject category V2: FRH
    B&T Approval Code: P25208000
    DC22: 823/.92
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/PREWWI
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 79
    B&T Approval Code: P25207000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: FIC044000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC027050
    LC classification: PR6113.O94 G58 2012
    Thema V1.0: FV, FBA, FRH
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    Pamela Dorman Books
    Imprint name
    Pamela Dorman Books
    Publication date
    20 August 2013
    Author Information
    Jojo Moyes is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "One Plus One, The Girl You Left Behind," "Honeymoon in Paris," "Me Before You," "The Last Letter from Your Lover, The Ship of Brides, "and "Silver Bay." Moyes writes for a variety of newspapers and magazines. She is married to Charles Arthur, technology editor of "The Guardian." They live with their three children on a farm in Essex, England.
    Review quote
    Praise for THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND: "Vibrant and gripping." --"People Magazine" (***) "Jojo Moyes expertly weaves a bittersweet tale in this irresistible novel, taking careful interest in the dark corners that exist within great love stories, and the trickiness of simple happy endings. A-" --"Entertainment Weekly" "Moyes writes delicious plots, with characters so clearly imagined they leap off the pages in high-definition prose. . . . Clever plot turns make for a satisfying ending . . . Moyes brings fresh strokes to this story about the power of art and love to transcend what imprisons us. Romantics looking for a story set amid the politics of plundered art couldn't do much better than "The Girl You Left Behind."" --"USA Today" (3 1/2 stars) "Jojo Moyes builds on her strengths in this moving and accomplished new novel. As she did in the best-selling "Me Before You," she asks readers to think in fresh ways about a morally complex issue. . . . "The Girl You Left Behind "is strong, provocative, satisfying fiction. --"The Washington Post" "'In this moving paean to daring, determination and perspicacity, Moyes keeps the reader guessing down to the last hankie." --"Los Angeles Times" "Good storytelling." --"New York Daily News" "In her latest heart tugger, Jojo Moyes deftly weaves the story of newlyweds in WWI France with that of a young widow in today's London." --"Parade" "Lovely and wry, Moyes's newest is captivating and bittersweet." --"Publishers Weekly "(starred review) "Moyes ("Me Before You") has created a riveting depiction of a wartime occupation that has mostly faded from memory. Liv and Sophie are so real in their faults, passion, and bravery that the reader is swept along right to the end. This one is hard to put down!" --"Library Journal "(starred review) "Moyes ("Me Before You," 2012) writes with such clarity that one can almost see the eponymous