Synopses & Reviews
In a world torn apart by war, one man would search a lifetime to find what he once lost: a woman named Julia....
Patrick Delaney was just a boy when he marched off to war in 1918. But on the stark battlefields of France, amid the horror and the chaos, Patrick forged a bond that would shape the course of his life. Daniel was Patrick's best friend, his comrade-in-arms. But it was Daniel's lover, Julia, who would change Patrick forever.
Julia's letters, shared by Daniel in the muddy trenches, touched Patrick in ways he never could have expected. But years would pass before he finally met her at a war memorial in France. There, on a field still scarred by battle, Patrick closed his eyes in silent prayer and opened them to the woman he had never seen but always loved: Julia.
After a brief, passionate encounter, Patrick made a fateful choice and Julia slipped away, perhaps never to return. It is just the beginning of an astonishing story that will span almost a century, a story of memory and desire, history and destiny -- and of the people who slip from our grasp, only to hold us forever....
About the Author
Jonathan Hull spent ten years at Time magazine, serving as Jerusalem bureau chief from 1988 to 1991, as well as a national correspondent. He has won several prestigious awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi award for magazine journalism. Now writing fiction full-time, he lives in Marin County, California, with his wife and two children. Losing Julia is his first novel.