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Wave Me Goodbye
Wave Me Goodbye: Stories of the Second World War | Anne Boston
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This collection of short stories written by women when war was a way of life includes some of the finest women writers of that generation. War had traditionally been seen as a masculine occupation but these stories show how women were equal if different participants. Here, war is less about progress on the frontline of battle than about the daily struggle to keep homes, families and relationships alive; to snatch pleasure from danger, and strength from shared experience. The stories are about saying goodbye to husbands, lovers, brothers and sons - and sometimes years later trying to remake their lives anew. By turn comical, stoical, compassionate, angry and subversive these intensely individual voices bring a human dimension to the momentous events that reverberated around them and each opens a window on to a hidden landscape of war. Writers include: Jean Rhys, Elizabeth Bowen, Elizabeth Taylor, Stevie Smith, Rosamond Lehmann, Barbara Pym, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Dorothy Parker, Doris Lessing, Olivia Manning, Rose Macaulay and Stevie Smith
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An excellent collection of stories, centered on various aspects of World War II and the post-war. So many favorite authors are represented here, as well as many I've been meaning to read but haven't gotten to yet. But am now more determined than ever to make time for them (as well as read more by the ones I know I adore).

LeahBergen Well, this sounds like I need it! Stacked. 👍 2w
Cathythoughts Sounds great. Stacking too 👍🏻♥️ 2w
quietjenn @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I don't think y'all will be disappointed 🙂 2w
kspenmoll Sounds right up my alley! Stacked! 2w
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