The Bungalow

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The Bungalow

By Sarah Jio

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452297678, 290pp.

Publication Date: December 27, 2011

A sweeping World War II saga of thwarted love, murder, and a long-lost painting.

In the summer of 1942, twenty-one-year-old Anne Calloway, newly engaged, sets off to serve in the Army Nurse Corps on the Pacific island of Bora-Bora. More exhilarated by the adventure of a lifetime than she ever was by her predictable fiance, she is drawn to a mysterious soldier named Westry, and their friendship soon blossoms into hues as deep as the hibiscus flowers native to the island. Under the thatched roof of an abandoned beach bungalow, the two share a private world-until they witness a gruesome crime, Westry is suddenly redeployed, and the idyll vanishes into the winds of war.

A timeless story of enduring passion from the author of "Blackberry Winter" and "The Violets of March," "The Bungalow" chronicles Anne's determination to discover the truth about the twin losses-of life, and of love-that have haunted her for seventy years.

About the Author
Sarah Jio is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Bungalow, Blackberry Winter, The Last Camellia, Morning Glory, and The Violets of March, a Library Journal Best Book of 2011.

Praise For The Bungalow

"The Bungalow is a story as luscious as its exotic setting. Ms. Jio has crafted a wartime story of passion and friendship, loss and mystery. It's also a story of discovery-discovering one's own heart, and of finding a second chance long after all hope is gone. You'll remember the sparkling water and yellow hibiscus long after the last page is turned, and will want to start searching for your own lost bungalow and the parts of yourself you've long since forgotten."
--Karen White, author of The Beach Trees