While We're Far Apart

While We're Far Apart

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by Lynn Austin
     
 

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Captivating characters, heart-tugging emotion, and vivid spiritual truths meld into a story set amid the uncertainty of the home front during WWI.See more details below

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Captivating characters, heart-tugging emotion, and vivid spiritual truths meld into a story set amid the uncertainty of the home front during WWI.

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Publishers Weekly
Austin loves to blend storytelling and interesting history, with her newest novel no exception. She sets her characters in one New York City apartment building during the difficult years of WWII. Esther Shaffer, 12, mourns her dead mother and now faces her father enlisting in the army; Penny Goodrich, long in love with Eddie Shaffer, volunteers to care for his children, hoping to marry Eddie when he returns; and Jacob Mendel, a Jewish widower, struggles to find Hashem (God) amid his loss. Their lives intersect as Jacob rediscovers his faith, Penny discovers her past and her future, and Esther begins to understand life and love. Add family drama, D-Day, the Holocaust, arson, and young love, and you'll see why Austin is so popular. While her story is entertaining, it lacks the narrative flow of some of her other work; her characters grow and change, but the story reads more like a history lesson than a novel. Still, readers will find much to enjoy. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764204975
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
252,459
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 11.28(h) x 1.15(d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Austin, a former teacher who now writes and speaks full time, has won five Christy Awards for her historical fiction. One of those novels, Hidden Places, has also been made into a Hallmark Channel movie. Lynn and her husband have raised three children and make their home near Chicago, Illinois.

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