Publish date: January 16th 2014
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Rather disappointing. I wish it wasn't written in the present tense
This book was perfectly lovely. Unlike other, recent books set during WWI (ahem, Daughters of Mars), it didn't attempt to be a sweeping epic; instead it focused on three women and their lives in the war's aftermath. Evelyn is embittered by the loss of her fiance and now spends her days working in th...
World War I tends to get short shrift in fiction. It was not the war to end all wars. Its’ battles did not span the globe, and it did not involve worldwide alliances and partnerships. The battles themselves involved a one-war-only battle strategy that everyone agrees was an unmitigated failure that ...
"Wake" details three lives affected by the November 11th 1920 anniversary of Armistice Day, and the official ceremony of the burial of the Unknown Warrior. Three women (a young girl, a woman, and a mother) grieve the loss and hold a Wake for something, or someone, lost because of the Great War. Thro...
WW 1 is the new "IT" time period--this is the third fictional work I've read this year set during WW 1 and sadly the one I've enjoyed the least. Wake deals with the aftermath of the war and explores how a whole generation was cheated. These characters are not very likable and are certainly bitter...
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