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When the summer was ours: a novel
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Published:
New York : Washington Square Press/Atria, 2021.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Washington Square Press/Atria Paperback edition.
Physical Desc:
358 pages ; 22 cm
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Description
'This compulsively readable tale of loss and love during and after the Second World War is a masterpiece.' 'Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author

'A gorgeously written, impeccably researched historical novel, spanning decades and continents, and filled with a richly drawn cast of characters.' 'Jillian Cantor, USA TODAY bestselling author

This epic World War II tale of star-crossed lovers separated by class, circumstance, and 'tragedy'from the international bestselling author of the 'gripping'filled with passion and hope' (Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author) The Girl They Left Behind'explores the impact of war on civilian life and the indestructible resilience of first love.

Hungary, 1943: As war encroaches on the country's borders, willful young Eva César arrives in the idyllic town of Sopron to spend her last summer as a single woman on her aristocratic family's estate. Longing for freedom from her domineering father, she counts the days to her upcoming nuptials to a kind and dedicated Red Cross doctor whom she greatly admires.

But Eva's life changes when she meets Aleandro, a charming and passionate Romani fiddler and artist. With time and profound class differences against them, Eva and Aleandro still fall deeply in love'only to be separated by a brutal act of hatred.

As each are swept into the tides of war, they try to forget their romance. Yet, the haunting memory of that summer will reshape their destinies and lead to decisions which are felt through generations.

From the horrors of the Second World War to the tensions of the 1956 Hungarian uprising and beyond, When the Summer Was Ours is a sweeping story about the toll of secrets, the blurred lines between sacrifice and obsession, and the endurance of the human spirit.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781982187743, 1982187743, 9781982152130, 1982152133

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"Hungary, 1943: As war encroaches on the country's borders, willful young Eva Cesar arrives in the idyllic town of Sopron to spend her last summer as a single woman on her aristocratic family's estate. Longing for freedom from her domineering father, she counts the days to her upcoming nuptials to a kind and dedicated Red Cross doctor whom she greatly admires. But Eva's life changes when she meets Aleandro, a charming and passionate Romani fiddler with a love for painting. With time and profound class differences against them, Eva and Aleandro still fall deeply in love-only to be separated by a brutal act of hatred. As their lives diverge and they are each swept into the tides of war and its aftermath-they try to forget what they once shared. But as the years ass, the haunting memory of their romance will re-shape their destinies and drive them to decisions which are felt through generations. From the hours of the Second World War to the tensions of the 1956 Hungarian uprising and beyond, When the Summer was Ours is a sweeping story about the toll of secrets, the blurred lines between desire and loyalty, sacrifice and obsession, and the endurance of the human spirit" --Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Veletzos, R. (2021). When the summer was ours: a novel. First Washington Square Press/Atria Paperback edition. New York: Washington Square Press/Atria.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Veletzos, Roxanne. 2021. When the Summer Was Ours: A Novel. New York: Washington Square Press/Atria.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Veletzos, Roxanne, When the Summer Was Ours: A Novel. New York: Washington Square Press/Atria, 2021.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Veletzos, Roxanne. When the Summer Was Ours: A Novel. First Washington Square Press/Atria Paperback edition. New York: Washington Square Press/Atria, 2021. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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