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A Very Long Engagement - Sébastien Japrisot, Linda Coverdale
A Very Long Engagement
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Determined to discover what happened to five wounded soldiers left for dead on a Picardy battlefield in 1917, a young wheelchair-bound Frenchwoman unveils an elaborate web of deception & coincidence, as well as the acts of kindness that co-exist with the acts of war.
Determined to discover what happened to five wounded soldiers left for dead on a Picardy battlefield in 1917, a young wheelchair-bound Frenchwoman unveils an elaborate web of deception & coincidence, as well as the acts of kindness that co-exist with the acts of war.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312424589 (0312424582)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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M. A. Phipps
M. A. Phipps rated it
5.0 A Very Long Engagement
A fantastic story of one woman's strength and determination. I've always enjoyed books set against the backdrop of the two World Wars and when combined with a protagonist who must overcome odds that are stacked against her—on top of dealing with the crippling side effects of polio—this made one hell...
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it
5.0 A Very Long Engagement
Beautiful love story about a tenacious Frenchwoman searching for her missing fiance after World War I. Suspenseful, wonderful story with a great ending. Loved it!
Crystal Starr Light, Raging Snarky Stormtrooper Pony
Crystal Starr Light, Raging Snarky Stormtrooper Pony rated it
2.0
I've been reviewing for over 5 years. In that time, there is only one book that I ever started that I did not finish. Well, now that number is increasing to two.I won't give a summary as many, many others have given a really detailed summary that is far better than anything I could ever have done ...
Ms. Margie
Ms. Margie rated it
Very obviously translated from the French. Not that it's a poor translation - the way words and thoughts are put together just seem very French.I enjoyed the mystery of whether or not Manech was dead. Mathilde is a very intriguing (though somewhat prickly) character.Quite enjoyable.
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