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Rubies from Burma

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 340 Nombre de pages
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Anne Lovett, native Georgian who counts Scottish island people among her ancestors, has always had a love of islands and the natu... Lire la suite
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Anne Lovett, native Georgian who counts Scottish island people among her ancestors, has always had a love of islands and the natural world, as well as a love of history and healing, and she knows what it's like to be a caregiver. She is the author of the Kirkus-starred novel Rubies from Burma and well as literary short stories, personal essays, journalism, and poetry. She lives in Atlanta with her model-railroader husband and rescue cat.



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It's July, 1941, in a dusty Georgia farming town, and talk of war is in the air. Plucky Mae Lee Willis, almost eight, knows there's more to life than her distracted parents tell her, and she's determined to find out. Her sixteen-year old sister Ava, beautiful and sultry, is eager to grab all that life has to offer, especially Dulany "Duke" Radford. The paratrooper son of a World War I flying ace who made good, Duke wants to prove he's not a privileged kid. He goes off to fight in Burma, spying and sabotaging behind enemy lines, even though Ava pleads with him to pull strings for a stateside job. But when Duke comes home from the war wounded in body and spirit and marries Ava, he has no idea that Ava is hiding something from him… Rubies from Burma takes us from the chaos caused by the "frizzledy chicken" in a middle Georgia farmyard to an elderly gem trader's hut in a steaming jungle village; from a young girl's first fumbling with a young man in a car to a mysterious old African-American woman's fortunetelling with cards. Rubies from Burma explores the many sides of beauty, as well as true and lasting love. It is also a book that explores war: the sacrifices that lovers and families must make, both for their country-- and for each other.

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Titre: Rubies from Burma
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Code EAN: 9780996070966
ISBN: 0996070966
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 340
Poids: 390g
Taille: H203mm x B133mm x T20mm
Année: 2016

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