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Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans

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Crooked heart : a novel
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Crooked heart : a novel
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Lissa Evans
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eng
Summary
"When Noel Bostock--aged ten, no family--is evacuated from London to escape the Nazi bombardment, he lands in a suburb northwest of the city with Vera Sedge a thirty-six-year-old widow drowning in debts and dependents. Always desperate for money, she's unscrupulous about how she gets it. Noel's mourning his godmother, Mattie, a former suffragette. Wise beyond his years and raised with a disdain for authority and an eclectic attitude toward education, he has little in common with other children, and even less with the impulsive Vee, who hurtles from one self-made crisis to the next. The war's provided unprecedented opportunities for making money, but what Vee needs and what she's never had is a cool head and the ability to make a plan. On her own, she's a disaster. With Noel, she's a team. Together they cook up a scheme. Crisscrossing the bombed suburbs of London, Vee starts to turn a profit and Noel begins to regain his interest in life. But there are plenty of other people making money off the war and some of them are dangerous. Noel may have been moved to safety, but he isn't actually safe at all..."--Provided by publisher
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Title
Crooked heart
Creator
Summary
Crooked Heart is a rewarding, addictive read. Orphaned ten-year-old bookworm Noel, sent away to rural St. Albans, finds himself under the reluctant guardianship of Vee, aka Mrs. Vera Sledge. Amidst a chaotic background of bombings and uncertain futures, Vee and Noel gradually form a powerful bond. I recommend this darkly humorous, honest, and complex story. It is book club heaven. -- Janet Schneider for LibraryReads
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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books 2015
  • RUSA Reading List, 2016.
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10415757
Cataloging source
T7B
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6105.V35
LC item number
C76 2015
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Lissa Evans
Crooked heart : a novel, Lissa Evans

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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