For readers of The Tigeras Wife and All the Light We Cannot See comes a powerful debut novel about a girlas coming of ageaand how her sense of family, friendship, love, and belonging is profoundly shaped by war. Zagreb, 1991. Ana JuriA is a carefree ten-year-old, living with her family in a small apartment in Croatiaas capital. But that year, civil war breaks out across Yugoslavia, splintering Anaas idyllic childhood. Daily life is altered by food rations and air raid drills, and soccer matches are replaced by sniper fire. Neighbors grow suspicious of one another, and Anaas sense of safety starts to fray. When the war arrives at her doorstep, Ana must find her way in a dangerous world. New York, 2001. Ana is now a college student in Manhattan. Though sheas tried to move on from her past, she canat escape her memories of warasecrets she keeps even from those closest to her. Haunted by the events that forever changed her family, Ana returns to Croatia after a decade away, hoping to make peace with the place she once called home. As she faces her ghosts, she must come to terms with her countryas difficult history and the events that interrupted her childhood years before. Moving back and forth through time, Girl at War is an honest, generous, brilliantly written novel that illuminates how history shapes the individual. Sara NoviA fearlessly shows the impact of war on one young girlaand its legacy on all of us. Itas a debut by a writer who has stared into recent history to find a story that continues to resonate today. Praise for Girl at War aOutstanding . . . Girl at War performs the miracle of making the stories of broken lives in a distant country feel as large and universal as myth.aaThe New York Times Book Review (Editoras Choice) aIf we looked for and celebrated a abook of the summera as we do that one song every year (what will it be this year?!), this novel would surely be this summeras star.aaVanity Fair aShattering . . . The book begins with what deserves to become one of contemporary literatureas more memorable opening lines. The sentences that follow are equally as lyrical as a folk lament and as taut as metal wire wrapped through an electrified fence.aaUSA Today aIntimate and immense . . . a writer whose own gravity and talent anchor this novel.aaThe New York Times aGripping . . . NoviA, in tender and eloquent prose, explores the challenge of how to live even after one has survived.aaO: The Oprah Magazine aPowerful and vividly wrought . . . NoviA writes about horrors with an elegant understatement. In cool, accomplished sentences, we are met with the gravity, brutality and even the mundaneness of war and loss as well as the enduring capacity to live.aaSan Francisco Chronicle aRemarkable.aaJulia Glass, The Boston Globe aOne of this yearas most discussed debuts . . . What makes [Girl at War] unique is that itas not concerned with unmasking the horrors of war, as many have repeatedly done. Instead, this book is an exploration of how humans grow, prosper and move on from unthinkable times.aaPaste aAn unforgettable portrait of how war forever changes the life of the individual . . . a writer working with deep reserves of talent, heart, and mind.aaGary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story From the Hardcover edition.In cool, accomplished sentences, we are met with the gravity, brutality and even the mundaneness of war and loss as well as the enduring capacity to live.aaSan Francisco Chronicle aIntimate and immense . . . a writer whose own gravity ...
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|Publisher||:||Random House Trade Paperbacks - 2015-05-12|