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Railwayman's Wife (Reprint) (Paperback) (Ashley Hay)

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For fans of TheLight Between Oceans, this “exquisitely written and deeply felt…true book of wonders” (Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Secret Chord) follows a widow, a doctor, and a poet, as they recover from the aftermath of World War II and encounter a poem that both saves and devastates them all.

In 1948, in a town overlooking the vast, blue ocean, Anikka Lachlan has all she ever wanted—until a random act transforms her into another postwar widow, destined to raise her daughter on her own. Awash in grief, she looks for answers in the pages of her favorite books and tries to learn the most difficult lesson of all: how to go on living.

A local poet, Roy McKinnon, experiences a different type of loss. How could his most powerful work come out of the brutal chaos of war, and why is he now struggling to regain his words and his purpose in peacetime? His childhood friend Dr. Frank Draper also seeks to reclaim his pre-war life but is haunted by his failure to help those who needed him most—the survivors of the ****** concentration camps.

Then one day, on the mantle of her sitting room, Ani finds a poem. She knows neither where it came from, nor who its author is. But she has her suspicions. An unexpected and poignant love triangle emerges, between Ani, the poem, and the poet—whoever he may be.

Written in clear, shining prose, The Railwayman’s Wife explores the power of beginnings and endings—and how difficult it can be to tell them apart. It is an exploration of life, loss, tragedy, and joy, of connection and separation, longing and acceptance, and an unadulterated celebration of love that “will have you feeling every emotion at once” (Bustle).
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 269
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author: Ashley Hay
Language: English
Street Date: December 27, 2016
TCIN: 52114375
UPC: 9781501128660
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-6063
$10.87
MSRPReg: $16.00 Save $5.13 (32% off)

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