The wonderful
—Sarginson, Saskia, author.
Book
2019
2 available of 4 items

"A sweeping and turbulent drama about the anxieties of postwar Britain, where one strong and inspirational young woman looks to find her place, no matter the cost. Sometimes, the truth lies in fiction. It's hard to be an American girl in 1957. Especially when your dad's job means you have to move four thousand miles from home. Especially if you'd rather play baseball than wear a dress. Especially if you see your mom fraying a little more from anxiety each day. And especially if being five minutes older means you have to protect your fragile twin brother. Still, Hedy Delaney loves her family, and she's trying to make the best of her new life on a U.S. airbase in England. After all, her dad's a war hero, her mother's a beauty, and her brother's a brainiac who writes moving stories about space travel. Then one tragic day, the unforeseen occurs and all three are ripped away, leaving Hedy alone with countless questions. What really happened on the airbase? What went on behind military closed doors? What were the secrets that could never be told? And how could any of it have led to her family's destruction? In her search for the truth, Hedy turns to a story her brother began months before he died. Deciding to finish what her brother started, Hedy begins to piece together what happened to her family. But whether she's ready for what she'll discover is another matter entirely. A sweeping and turbulent family drama, The Wonderful asks whether writing fiction can uncover fact, and if it's ever better to let the truth remain hidden. Sometimes, it's safer not to finish what you've started"-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Americans -- England -- Suffolk -- Fiction.
Families of military personnel -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth II, 1952- -- Fiction.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Genre:
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Other Authors:
Sarginson, Saskia. How it ends.
ISBN:
9781250083517 (trade paperback)
9781250083517
1250083516
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Description:
390 pages ; 21 cm
Notes:
Originally published under the title How it ends: London : Piatkus, 2018.
Includes author Q&A and reading group guide (pages 383-390).
LCCN:
2019032728
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