Weymouth, England 1939
War changes everything. For grandson Martin, coming of age under the backdrop of World War II. For Sonja, the Jewish refugee he's drawn to, who left her family in Germany only to face new dangers in England. And for Martin's friend, Ellis, confronting a war similar to the one that drove his father to alcoholism.
Recently widowed, Alice must set aside her long-awaited chance to recreate her life on her own terms, when the war places her two grandchildren in her care. She finds herself revisiting the tragedies she faced as a mother, as she navigates personal aspiration, loss, and the importance of family.
Alice's War is not a story of decorated air pilots or daring resistance fighters. It is instead a story of ordinary people facing fear and loss. As outside forces tear Alice's family and community apart, she quietly gathers and reforms their sustaining bonds.
Set in the town of Weymouth against the grand backdrop of England's Jurassic Coast and with a front-seat view of the unfolding drama, Alice's War immerses the reader in a time unlike any in modern history.
Author: William McClain
Publisher: Green Planet Books
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.68d
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