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The Resource When the world was young : a novel, Elizabeth Gaffney

When the world was young : a novel, Elizabeth Gaffney

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When the world was young : a novel
Title
When the world was young
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Gaffney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wally Baker is no ordinary girl. Living in her grandparents' Brooklyn Heights brownstone, she doesn't like dresses, needlepoint, or manners. Her love of Wonder Woman comics and ants makes her feel like a misfit-- especially in the shadow of her dazzling but unstable mother, Stella. This novel captures postwar Brooklyn through Wally's eyes, opening on V-J day, as she grows up with the rest of America. Reeling from her own unexpected wartime tragedy and navigating an increasingly fraught landscape, Wally is forced to confront painful truths about the world-- its sorrows, its prejudices, its conflicts, its limitations. But Wally also finds hope and strength in the unlikeliest places. A novel about the truths that divide and the love that keeps us together
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Title
When the world was young
Creator
Summary
Raised by her grandparents in Brooklyn Heights during World War II, Wally Baker avoids the traditional interests of young women, harbors suspicions about a boarder, and explores secrets from her mother's past in the aftermath of a tragedy on V-J Day
Subject
Genre
Story line
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10322143
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3607.A355
LC item number
W54 2013
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Elizabeth Gaffney
When the world was young : a novel, Elizabeth Gaffney

Library Locations

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