7 edition of War Widow found in the catalog.
April 24, 2007
by Avalon Books
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||262|
From the onset of the Civil War, the US government granted pensions to widows of men who died in service to the Union Army. Then the Pension Dependent Act of extended benefits to those who could prove that they were the widows of honorably discharged veterans serving the Union for at least ninety days during the Civil War. To kick things off, this week’s My Book Pledge Featured Read is The War Widow by Tara Moss, and it might just be one of the coolest books we’ve ever featured. Let’s set the stage. We’re in Sydney, Australia in
The War Widow (Book): Moss, Tara: The war may be officially over, but journalist Billie Walker's search for a missing young immigrant man will plunge her right back into the danger and drama she thought she'd left behind in Europe in this thrilling tale of courage and secrets set in glamorous postwar Sydney. Sydney, Though war correspondent Billie Walker is happy to finally be home. Get this from a library! War widow. [Peggy Hansen] -- Allan Marchmont flirts with the young secretary in his publisher's office, not realizing that she is the widow of his dead Flying Corps comrade in the recent Great War. Elaine Westwood, the widow, is.
"Tara Moss's The War Widow is an excellent novel and an even better springboard for its crackerjack heroine: the indomitable Billie Walker. Like a harder-boiled Phryne Fisher meets Martha Gellhorn, Billie is the best kind of heroine: fun, flawed, smart, feminist, and feisty/5(). Gunning's quietly compelling historical novel places the limited rights of 18th-century New England married women, particularly widows, within the context of a pre-Revolutionary America in which rebellious attitudes toward English rule foment new ideas about freedom and individual : Sally Gunning.
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The story opens in November as we meet the eponymous War Widow of the story. Kate Ward, a troubled young woman, is staying at a genteel hotel in the small Welsh town of Aberystwyth, where she hopes to discover more about the mysterious disappearance of her ex-husband, Rhys/5.
In War Widow, Flamhaft recounts her lifeboth before and after her husband's death, inviting readers to share in heranguish and eventual healing. "A powerful, moving, forthright, brave book that demands tremendousmental strength. The author's captivating personality is bigger thanlife."5/5(5).
What a treat to read this new book by Tara Moss. Billie Walker has returned from London now that the war has finished to run her recently deceased father's private detective agency.
It'sBillie has been left a widow by the war and doesn't want to rely on any man for her future security/5. Lyddie decides to challenge both law and custom for control of her destiny, but she soon discovers the price of her bold "war" for personal freedom to be heartbreakingly dear.
Includes the fascinating "story behind the story" of The Widow's War, a map of colonial Brewster, and a /5(). Kate can trust no one, not even the reclusive war-veteran-turned-crime-novelist, Adam Hitchen, a reserved widower and the only source of kindness in a shadowy world of suspicion and fear.
And as ghosts old and new rise to haunt her, Kate must rely on all her strength and courage to uncover the shocking truth hidden within a twisted web of lies.
About The War Widow The war may be officially over, but journalist Billie Walker’s search for a missing young immigrant man will plunge her right back into the danger and drama she thought she’d left behind in Europe in this thrilling tale of courage and secrets set in glamorous postwar Sydney.
Tara Moss’s THE WAR WIDOW is an excellent novel and an even better springboard for its crackerjack heroine: the indomitable Billie Walker.
Like a harder-boiled Phryne Fisher meets Martha Gellhorn, Billie is the best kind of heroine: fun, flawed, smart, feminist, and feisty.5/5(14).
Product Details ISBN: ISBN Imprint: HarperAvenue On Sale: 05/05/ Pages: List Price: CAD BISAC1: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths BISAC2: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General BISAC3: FICTION / Historical.
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War Widows' Association of Great Britain, London, United Kingdom. 1, likes talking about this 5 were here. Welcome to the official War Widows' Association page. The WWA is a pressure group /5(9).
From the critically acclaimed author of The Widow's War comes a captivating work of literary historical fiction that explores the tenuous relationship between a brilliant and complex father and his devoted daughter—Thomas Jefferson and Martha Jefferson the death of 4/4().
Set inthis spirted series launch from Canadian-Australian author Moss (the Makedde Vanderwall books) introduces Billie Walker, a former war correspondent who reopens her dead father’s.
War Widow’s Book to Look at Survivors: Woman, Who Met Challenge, to Tell Story of Others Who Lost Husbands in Vietnam By DOUG BROWN Feb. 5, Chris Abani was born in Nigeria and published his first novel, Masters of the Board (), when he was a teenager.
The Nigerian authorities believed the book, a political thriller about a government coup, was a blueprint for an actual coup and imprisoned him. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is a first novel by Allan Gurganus which was on the New York Times Best Seller list for eight months.
It won the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, was a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club, and sold over four million copies. The novel is written as supposedly dictated to a visitor to the nursing home of Author: Allan Gurganus.
Riveting novel of the gradual unravelling of a Civil War veteran turned town marshal—clearly suffering from PTSD—as a forest fire and a deadly epidemic threatens his small town in s Wisconsin.
War memory, horror, and a vivid portrayal of postwar life are all crowded into this brisk, page book. Geraldine Brooks, March (). Lyddie decides to challenge both law and custom for control of her destiny, but she soon discovers the price of her bold "war" for personal freedom to be heartbreakingly dear.
(From the publisher.). About the Book. The war may be officially over, but journalist Billie Walker’s search for a missing young German immigrant plunges her right back into the danger and drama she thought she’d left behind in Europe. A thrilling tale of courage and secrets set in glamorous.
Maudie Hopkins died on Augin a nursing home in Lexa, Arkansas, aged See also. Alberta Martin, one of the last known Confederate war widows and the last widow whose marriage to a Confederate soldier produced offspring.
She died Gertrude Janeway, last known widow of a Union veteran of the Civil War. She died Born: Maudie Cecilia Acklin, December 7. With a gripping plot and the perfect dose of history and intrigue, The War Widow has all the elements of a great page turner." (Ellen Keith, bestselling author of The Dutch Wife) "Tara Moss has created a streetwise, seductive and staunchly feminist sleuth who even darns her own stockings [Billie Walker] is a former war correspondent, whose Author: Tara Moss.
Best Book Club Guide. Our Book Club page for The Widow's War by Sally Gunning - includes Book Club Discussion Questions, Author Website, Book Summary, Talking .The following version of the book was used to create this guide: Barton, Fiona. The Widow.
New American Library, February The Widow is a nonlinear psychological thriller that takes place in various neighborhoods of London spanning the years THE WAR WIDOW by Tara Moss ‧ RELEASE DATE: yesterday A fashionable Australian private eye finds herself embroiled in a difficult case just after World War II.
As a war correspondent, Billie Walker witnessed some terrible things in Germany and still carries many burdens, including the disappearance of her journalist husband.