Flora: A Novel

Flora: A Novel

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The family members Helen depended on are gone. She lost her mother some years before, and her beloved grandmother has just passed away. And now her father has left town to work on a top secret military project at Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. Helen is wise beyond her years, but a ten-year-old cannot be left on her own to fend for herself. Her father arranges a summer guardian, Flora, her late mother's twenty-two year old first cousin who cries… (more)

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

Gail Godwin’s 14th novel, “Flora,” offers a veritable taxonomy of orphans: from the conventional, both-parents-died variety to the quasi-orphan (one parent still nominally in the picture) to the elective orphan (a runaway) to the reverse-orphan (a parent unmoored by the loss of a child).

Flora is an elegant little creeper of a story.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (May 07, 2013)

Format: EPUB

File size: 2.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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