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The Winter Soldier

(2018)
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Winner of the AudioFile Earphone Award

From the best-selling author of The Piano Tuner comes Daniel Mason's The Winter Soldier, a story of love and medicine through the devastation of the First World War.

Vienna, 1914. Lucius is a 22-year-old medical student when World War One explodes across Europe. Enraptured by romantic tales of battlefield surgery, he enlists, expecting a position at a well-organised field hospital. But when he arrives at a commandeered church tucked away high in a remote valley of the Carpathian Mountains, he finds a freezing outpost ravaged by typhus. The other doctors have fled, and only a single mysterious nurse named Sister Margarete remains.

But Lucius has never lifted a surgeon's scalpel. And as the war rages across the winter landscape, he finds himself falling in love with the woman from whom he must learn a brutal, makeshift medicine. Then one day, an unconscious soldier is brought in from the snow, his uniform stuffed with strange drawings. He seems beyond rescue, until Lucius makes a fateful decision that will change the lives of doctor, patient and nurse forever.

From the gilded ballrooms of Imperial Vienna to the frozen forests of the Eastern Front; from hardscrabble operating rooms to battlefields thundering with Cossack cavalry, The Winter Soldier is the story of war and medicine, of family, of finding love in the sweeping tides of history and, finally, of the mistakes we make and the precious opportunities to atone.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Part mystery, part war story, part romance, The Winter Soldier is a dream of a novel." - Anthony Doerr

"So real, so rich and detailed, that the room in which I was reading vanished. I was transported to a lost world of the past. Suspenseful, thrilling, aching with emotion. Living with Lucius and Margarete, it was First World War as I have never felt it." - Andrew Sean Greer


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November 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Winter Soldier (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): Daniel Mason
ISBN: 1-4328-5957-9 / 978-1-4328-5957-2 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Winter Soldier
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Title: The Winter Soldier
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ISBN: 1-5491-4587-8 / 978-1-5491-4587-2 (USA edition)
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Title: The Winter Soldier
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ISBN: 1-5491-4589-4 / 978-1-5491-4589-6 (USA edition)
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