Band of sisters : a novel
(Large Type)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Status
Oaklyn - Adult Fiction Large Type
LT FICTION WILLIG
1 available

Description

Loading Description...

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatusDue Date
North Park - Adult Fiction Large TypeLT FICTION WILLIGChecked OutMay 10, 2024
Oaklyn - Adult Fiction Large TypeLT FICTION WILLIGCheck Shelf

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

More Details

Format
Large Type
Physical Desc
725 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Language
English

Notes

Description
"A scholarship girl from Brooklyn, Kate Moran thought she found a place among Smiths Mayflower descendants, only to have her illusions dashed the summer after graduation. When charismatic alumna Betsy Rutherford delivers a rousing speech at the Smith College Club in April of 1917, looking for volunteers to help French civilians decimated by the German war machine, Kate is too busy earning her living to even think of taking up the call. But when her former best friend Emmeline Van Alden reaches out and begs her to take the place of a girl who had to drop out, Kate reluctantly agrees to join the new Smith College Relief Unit.Four months later, Kate and seventeen other Smithies, including two trailblazing female doctors, set sail for France. The volunteers are armed with money, supplies, and good intentions all of which immediately go astray. The chateau that was to be their headquarters is a half-burnt ruin. The villagers they meet are in desperate straits: women and children huddling in damp cellars, their crops destroyed and their wells poisoned. Despite constant shelling from the Germans, French bureaucracy, and the threat of being ousted by the British army, the Smith volunteers bring welcome aid and hope to the region. But can they survive their own differences? As they cope with the hardships and terrors of the war, Kate and her colleagues find themselves navigating old rivalries and new betrayals which threaten the very existence of the Unit.With the Germans threatening to break through the lines, can the Smith Unit pull together and be truly a band of sisters?"

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Willig, L. (2021). Band of sisters: a novel (First Harper Large Print edition.). Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Willig, Lauren. 2021. Band of Sisters: A Novel. Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Willig, Lauren. Band of Sisters: A Novel Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Willig, Lauren. Band of Sisters: A Novel First Harper Large Print edition., Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2021.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.