Rumors of Peace
"A book of acute insight and delicious humor. . . . Absorbing and poignant and full of difficult truth." --Rosellen Brown, New York Magazine
Though radio broadcasts grow more harrowing every day, and soon, swastika-marked envelopes begin to arrive from cousins overseas, but the fighting in Europe still seems far away from the idyllic California home of ten-year-old tomboy Suse Hansen. But after Pearl Harbor, everything changes. In Ella Leffland's beautifully wrought story of a young girl's coming of age during WWII, the fighting in Europe looms behind the tranquility of family, friends, and neighbors--until the darkness of the war becomes suddenly, irrevocably real.
- Paperback | 389 pages
- 132.08 x 198.12 x 27.94mm | 294.83g
- 05 Apr 2011
- HARPER PERENNIAL
- Illustrations, black and white
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As Mendoza and the rest of America adjust to their new lives, Suse, too, will face challenges of her own as she begins to navigate the uncharted terrain of adolescence. Over the next four years she will confront the complexities of life--the demands of school, evolving friendships, brothers and sisters leaving home, the disturbing thrill of sexual awakening--while trying to understand who she is and what the future may hold for a world consumed by the horror of war.
A rediscovered classic, Rumors of Peace is an extraordinary coming-of-age story chronicling the loss of American innocence through the voice of one remarkable young girl.