Band of Sisters: A Novel
“During World War I, a group of alumnae from Smith College traveled to France, to the area of the Somme, in order to provide relief to the civilians still living in that area. The challenges they faced ranged from the mundane issues any city woman might encounter when living in the country to the terrors of living near the front lines of the war with Germany. Somehow, through it all, they persisted, and they became heroes who are now woefully unsung.
I won’t say that this one book will change that oversight. When “the exploits of women during either World War” could be its own subgenre (and probably is, albeit with a snappier name), it’s very likely that a book will slip beneath the radar. Nevertheless, Band of Sisters is a lovingly written rendition of a small part of history I hadn’t known existed, and hopefully many others will discover something new when they read it. The characters are as lively and loving and flawed as twenty-something women have always been, and the horrors of the war are presented honestly, without being focused on to excess. Whether this book winds up standing out from the crowd or not, it very much deserves to.”
|Page Count||528 pages|
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