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Home Fires

(2013)
A novel by

 

"Her writing is both delicate and direct."
Elizabeth Jane Howard


A stunning portrait of a family bookended by war, Home Fires explores the legacy of loss, the strictures of class, and the long road to redemption.

Max Weston, twenty-one and a newly commissioned lance corporal, leaves home for his first posting in central Africa. Fiercely patriotic and a natural leader, he is eager to make a difference.

He never comes back.

His parents, Caroline and Andrew, are devastated by the death of their only child. Their grief threatens to overwhelm their marriage until the empty space between them is filled by the arrival of Andrew's 98-year-old mother, Elsa. Always elegant, cutting and critical of Caroline, the old woman is now disabled and disoriented. As she lies in the spare room, the past unspools in Elsa's mind, loosening fragments of her anxious childhood with her mercurial father, who returned from the Great War a changed man.

Under one roof, the Westons come to understand each other in new ways, and the domestic stories of multiple generations coalesce into a potent exploration of the legacies of war and love.

 
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Used availability for Elizabeth Day's Home Fires


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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Home Fires
Author(s): Elizabeth Day
ISBN: 1-4448-1803-1 / 978-1-4448-1803-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Home Fires
Author(s): Elizabeth Day
ISBN: 1-4088-4355-2 / 978-1-4088-4355-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Home Fires: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Day
ISBN: 1-60819-959-2 / 978-1-60819-959-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : UK Paperback
Title: Home Fires
Author(s): Elizabeth Day
ISBN: 1-4088-2867-7 / 978-1-4088-2867-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Home Fires
Author(s): Elizabeth Day
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon   

December 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Home Fires
Author(s): Elizabeth Day
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Home Fires: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Day
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon CA   

March 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Home Fires
Author(s): Elizabeth Day
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   



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