From critics' favorite and Pulitzer finalist Joanna Scott, a novel about an ordinary woman's extraordinary past--a young girl sheltering an enemy soldier during World War II. As Mrs. Rundel rides a train through the landscape of suburban New Jersey, she finds her memory circling back to the terror of war she experienced 60 years earlier when she was a young girl named Adriana, growing up on the Italian isle of Elba. She remembers the sounds of battle. She remembers her childish confusion. And she remembers, as she has many times before, the soldier who came to her for refuge. But Mrs. Rundel's effort to remember is threatened by the physical force of illness. Caught in the perilous divide between life and death, she is both a woman struggling to catch her breath and a 12-year-old girl struggling to survive the violence of the liberation, experiencing what will take a lifetime to understand: the everlasting innocence of first love. With the mastery and elegance that have made all of Joanna Scott's novels celebrated literary events, LIBERATION is a story of war and love and memory's redemptive power.

Genre: Historical

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Hardback Editions

November 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Liberation: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Scott
ISBN: 0-316-01053-7 / 978-0-316-01053-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Liberation: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Scott
ISBN: 0-316-01889-9 / 978-0-316-01889-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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Kindle Editions

September 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Liberation: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Scott
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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September 2007 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Liberation: A Novel
Author(s): Joanna Scott
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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