In Falling Snow

In Falling Snow

Book - 2013
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This is a vivid and compelling story of love, war and secrets, set against the backdrop of WWI France. When Iris, a widow who spends her days worrying about her granddaughter, Grace, is invited to attend a reunion, she's transported back to the past: a time when, as a young woman, she followed her 15-year-old brother, Tom, to France, intending to bring him home. While in France, she meets the charismatic Miss Ivens, who runs a field hospital in the old abbey of Royaumont, north of Paris. Iris decides to stay at Royaumont, and it's there that she discovers her passion for medicine, makes friends with the vivacious Violet and falls in love. But when tragedy strikes, Iris has to pay a terrible price.
Publisher: Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2013.
Crows Nest, NSW :, Allen & Unwin,, 2013.
Copyright Date: ©2012.
ISBN: 9781743317440
Branch Call Number: 51948980
Characteristics: 440 pages ; 20cm.


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Dec 11, 2018

This is a very well-crafted book. I enjoyed the way that MacColl interwove the past and present in plot lines following Iris and Grace. I found the plot and characters to be very engaging. I will read other work by this author.

Mar 15, 2017

Touted as International Best Seller which is one reason I bought it.
Didn't get "into" the story 'til well past mid point though I'm medical person myself, just didn't grip me 'til the end, and still wondering about parts mentioned earlier that don't seem to've been answered at all.

Cathy_Library Nov 17, 2013

-interesting look at women in medicine - set in France during WWI and Australia in 1970's -intriguing and realistic characters and the choices they make -told from different points of view

lib_apart Sep 05, 2013

This sweeping novel follows the lives of the so-called "flower bird girls": Iris Crane and Violet Heron, through friendship and tragedy. Picture Clara Barton as a young Australian nurse during WWI.

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