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The Resource At the edge of summer, by Jessica Brockmole

At the edge of summer, by Jessica Brockmole

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At the edge of summer
Title
At the edge of summer
Statement of responsibility
by Jessica Brockmole
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The acclaimed author of "Letters from Skye "returns with an extraordinary story of a friendship born of proximity but boundless in the face of separation and war. Luc Crepet is accustomed to his mother s bringing wounded creatures to their idyllic chateau in the French countryside, where healing comes naturally amid the lush wildflowers and crumbling stone walls. Yet his "maman" s newest project is the most surprising: a fifteen-year-old Scottish girl grieving over her parents fate. A curious child with an artistic soul, Clare Ross finds solace in her connection to Luc, and she in turn inspires him in ways he never thought possible. Then, just as suddenly as Clare arrives, she is gone, whisked away by her grandfather to the farthest reaches of the globe. Devastated by her departure, Luc begins to write letters to Clare and, even as she moves from Portugal to Africa and beyond, the memory of the summer they shared keeps her grounded. Years later, in the wake of World War I, Clare, now an artist, returns to France to help create facial prostheses for wounded soldiers. One of the wary veterans who comes to the studio seems familiar, and as his mask takes shape beneath her fingers, she recognizes Luc. But is this soldier, made bitter by battle and betrayal, the same boy who once wrote her wistful letters from Paris? After war and so many years apart, can Clare and Luc recapture how they felt at the edge of that long-ago summer? Bringing to life two unforgettable characters and the rich historical period they inhabit, Jessica Brockmole shows how love and forgiveness can redeem us. Praise for Jessica Brockmole s "Letters From Skye" A remarkable story of two women, their loves, their secrets, and two world wars in which] the beauty of Scotland, the tragedy of war, the longings of the heart, and the struggles of a family torn apart by disloyalty are brilliantly drawn. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) Tantalizing . . . sure to please readers who enjoyed other epistolary novels like "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society." " Stratford Gazette" An absorbing and rewarding saga of loss and discovery. Kate Alcott, author of "The Dressmaker" A sweeping and sweet (but not saccharine) love story. "USA Today" A] dazzling little jewel. "Richmond Times-Dispatch" A captivating love story that celebrates the power of hope. Vanessa Diffenbaugh, author of "The Language of Flowers""
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Summary
Spending a summer in a French château in the aftermath of her father's death and mother's disappearance, 15-year-old Clare befriends her hosts' son, who she reencounters years later during World War I as an angry and devastatingly wounded soldier
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10480897
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.R6324
LC item number
A95 2016b
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
Target audience
adult
Label
At the edge of summer, by Jessica Brockmole
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953927600
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
501 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494726
Lccn
2016034036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953927600
  • (Sirsi) a1955270
Label
At the edge of summer, by Jessica Brockmole
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953927600
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
501 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410494726
Lccn
2016034036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)953927600
  • (Sirsi) a1955270

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