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Next to Love

Next to Love

Author(s): Ellen Feldman

Location(s): Massachusetts

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Middle of the 20th Century

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Babe, Grace and Millie have been best friends since their first day at kindergarten. Now they are newly married, and the men have gone to war. They thrive on letters from their absent sweethearts, and on the closeness they’ve always shared. And then, on a single morning in 1944, no fewer than sixteen telegrams arrive, bringing news of the worst kind from the War Department. For Babe, Grace and Millie, life will never be the same again. Each must face the challenges of the years ahead, the changes taking place in America and far closer to home, which are enough to test even the deepest of friendships and most hopeful of hearts . . .

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Small town life is depicted as being so claustrophobic, yet small towns are not immune to the burgeoning events post WW2. A great piece of writing about 3 women set against a small town...

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