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  • 19 of 24 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Montgomery City Public.

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2 current holds with 24 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Montgomery City Public Library F BER (Text) 31927000019920 Adult Fiction Checked out 09/28/2020

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-466).
Summary, etc.:
The Greek goddess Aphrodite recounts two tales of tragic love during WWI to her husband, Hephaestus, and her lover, Ares, in a luxe Manhattan hotel room at the height of World War II. She seeks to answer the age-old question: "Why are Love and War eternally drawn to one another?" but her quest for a conclusion that will satisfy her jealous husband uncovers a multi-threaded tale of prejudice, trauma, and music revealing that War is no match for the power of Love.
In the perilous days of World Wars I and II, the gods hold the fates-- and the hearts-- of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by goddess Aphrodite to her husband, Hephaestus, and her lover, Ares, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it's no match for the transcendent power of Love. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
HL650L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.7 14 501611.
Subject: Aphrodite (Greek deity) > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Storytelling > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Racism > United States > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Racism > Europe > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Mythology, Greek > Fiction.
Gods, Greek > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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