When their dark secrets are exposed and the invisible thread of fate binds them even tighter, they find the strength and resilience to reach for their dreams.
When Stella begins to crave what Violet's ambition has brought her, the story descends into the delicious and the thrilling. It is a love story of a sort—Nina's love story, with herself.
Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty evacuees and trying to talk her thesis adviser into letting her go to VE-Day. I imagine myself as them, doing these things we know that they did. No pilot found. I had to concentrate on that, which meant that parts of their lives that did not shed light on it or that were redundant got left out of the novel.
Even in its brightest parts, however, there's a sadness that permeates every chapter of this book. In a way, this makes no sense—the list below makes for some depressing reading.
And if it has been explored, then I need to come up with a new angle, a fresh approach—provide the reader with a good reason to read my book instead of others. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl Harbor.
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The result feels surprisingly more cohesive and exciting than a straight story or another metafictional bags of tricks: These windows let us in not only into how a story is constructed, but how history is made.
But in another way, the list contains reading that is compelling and essential: we need to know our history now, if ever.