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Rumors of Peace

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Perhaps no novel since A Seperate Peace has so superbly captured the impingement of a world at war upon a safe and sheltered environment. The place in Mendoza, a small oil-refining town thirty miles east of San Francisco. The time encompassed is World War II, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor until the bombing of Hiroshima. The narrator and heroine of the story is the fierce yet enchanting Suse Hansen. In the intervening four years, we watch with compassion as Suse evolves from a tomboy who wishes to be a trapeze artist to a young person whose moral growth has been as remarkable as her blossoming womanhood. In Suse's perceptions of the war, in her ability to reconcile her unfolding knowledge of human nature with the horrors of the news reports she so anxiously follows, we see a growth that is all the more dramatic for the subtlety and awe with which it is portrayed.

About the Author

Ella Leffland is the author of four previous books including the highly regarded The Knight, Death and the Devil. She lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060913014
Author:
Leffland, Ella
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 54
Publication Date:
19851131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.36x5.10x.98 in. .98 lbs.

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