Synopses & Reviews
Liza Garrett is the first child in town born in the twentieth century--whose life in many ways mirrors the turmoils of England itself. The tough, severe, but very real and recognizable world of women is put to the most strenuous tests, and Liza, at eighty-four, is proof that loyalty, fortitude and humor survive.
"Pat Barker's writing is so sure, and her characters so vital, that a powerful story emerges, honest, grim but often funny, and always engrossing." --Newsday
"There seems to be nothing about the way women live, and feel, that she doesn't know." --Chicago Tribune Books
About the Author
is the author of the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy: Regeneration; The Eye in the Door
, winner of the Guardian
Fiction Prize; and The Ghost Road
, winner of the Booker Prize. She lives in England.