Lizzie's War

Lizzie's War : A Novel

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A family epic laced with authenticity, wit and unforgettable characters. Liz O'Reilly has a husband in Vietnam, four kids under twelve, and a burgeoning crush on the family priest.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 382 pages
  • 152 x 230mm | 540g
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • English
  • International
  • 0060832916
  • 9780060832919

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"Farrington is a natural-born storyteller...A memorable family story told with wry humor and fluent prose."--Booklist "[A] memorable novel about love, commitment and family during wartime."--The Oregonian (Portland) "well-crafted... Farrington's graceful prose moves the engaging narrative along at a brisk clip...."--Publishers Weekly "Farrington's urgent, moving narrative turns the war novel on its head . . . a captivating study of tenderness and blame."--The New Yorker "Farrington has woven such an idyllic family unit that nothing can undermine it....smooth writing, honest characters...."--Kirkus Reviews "A touching love story....Lizzie is smart, funny, acerbic, and lovable. Her story shot straight to my heart."----Lolly Winston, author of Good Grief "Featuring scenes from the home front as well as Southeast Asia, Farrington's family epic is compelling, honest, and poignant."--Pages Magazine "This is a work of deep humanity; its poetry and humor are added bonuses."----Lorna Landvik, author of Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons and Oh My Stars "Throughout Lizzie's War, Farrington has an ear for the changing time signatures and keys of uncomfortable, revealing moments."--New York Newsday
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358 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 22% (79)
4 42% (150)
3 28% (100)
2 7% (25)
1 1% (4)
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