The Girl You Left Behind

The Girl You Left Behind

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From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Me Before You "and" After 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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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 34mm | 599.99g
  • Pamela Dorman Books
  • United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0670026611
  • 9780670026616
  • 562,988

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Praise for THE GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND: "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 100-year-old painting at the center of her wonderful new novel. . . . an uncommonly good love story." --"Booklist"

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About Jojo Moyes

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."

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