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Collection: Good Reading
Call Number: F Spence-Ash
Author: Spence-Ash, Laura,
Title: Beyond that, the sea /
Summary, etc. note: "A sweeping, tenderhearted love story, Beyond That, the Sea by Laura Spence-Ash tells the story of two families living through World War II on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and the shy, irresistible young woman who will call them both her own. As German bombs fall over London in 1940, working-class parents Millie and Reginald Thompson make an impossible choice: they decide to send their eleven-year-old daughter, Beatrix, to America. There, she'll live with another family for the duration of the war, where they hope she'll stay safe. Scared and angry, feeling lonely and displaced, Bea arrives in Boston to meet the Gregorys. Mr. and Mrs. G, and their sons William and Gerald, fold Bea seamlessly into their world. She becomes part of this lively family, learning their ways and their stories, adjusting to their affluent lifestyle. Bea grows close to both boys, one older and one younger, and fills in the gap between them. Before long, before she even realizes it, life with the Gregorys feels more natural to her than the quiet, spare life with her own parents back in England. As Bea comes into herself and relaxes into her new life-summers on the coast in Maine, new friends clamoring to hear about life across the sea-the girl she had been begins to fade away, until, abruptly, she is called home to London when the war ends. Desperate as she is not to leave this life behind, Bea dutifully retraces her trip across the Atlantic back to her new, old world. As she returns to post-war London, the memory of her American family stays with her, never fully letting her go, and always pulling on her heart as she tries to move on and pursue love and a life of her own. As we follow Bea over time, navigating between her two worlds, Beyond That, the Sea emerges as a beautifully written, absorbing novel, full of grace and heartache, forgiveness and understanding, loss and love"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781250854377
: (hardcover)
: (ebook)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781250854384
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: e-uk---
Classification number: PS3619.P4637
Item number: B49 2023
Edition number: 23/eng/20220523
Classification number: 813/.6
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Laura Spence-Ash.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: Celadon Books
Date of publication: 2023
Projected publication date: 2303
: New York :
: Celadon Books,
: 2023.
Extent: 351 p.; 24 cm.
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 04/08/2023
Purchase price: $28.00
Subject: World War, 1939-1945
Subject: World War, 1939-1945
Form subdivision: Fiction.
Form subdivision: Fiction.
General subdivision: Children
General subdivision: Evacuation of civilians
Geographic subdivision: Great Britain
Geographic subdivision: Great Britain
Source of term: lcgft
Source of term: lcgft
Genre/form data or focus term: Historical fiction.
Genre/form data or focus term: Novels.
: acquire
: 1 shelf copy
: policy default
: xk34 2022-05-23
: xk34 2022-05-23 (Telework) to CIP

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