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Stella Bain

Anita Shreve

Bestselling novelist Shreve takes us to World War I London for this probing psychological drama. When an American who calls herself Stella Bain is found wandering shell-shocked in a garden, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. They soon learn that she was working as a nurse’s aide, but has no memory of her life prior to being wounded by shrapnel on a French battlefield. In a narrative that takes us from London to America and back again, Shreve’s tender latest is a wrenching tale of love and memory amidst the horrors of war.