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"Lili's hold on a reader will be no less ferocious than her grasp on life."—Susan Dodd, author of Mamaw
Lili is the intimate story of a passionate woman poised against twentieth-century Paris. Coming of age prior to the First World War, Lili loses her first love and her brother in that conflagration. She finds herself reawakened by a former soldier. Their uneasy relationship, the caring for their disabled son, and the flowering of friendship with a beautiful Jewish woman leave her inner resources tested during the next war. Yet Lili emerges as her own woman, deeply reflective, spirited, and still fervent. Reading group guide included.
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393323184, 322pp.
Publication Date: June 17, 2002