The Girl You Left Behind
A NoveleBook - 2013
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PoMoLibrary Jul 25, 2014
A wonderful love story - actually two: early one in WWI, later in 2006 (approximately). Recommended by Patricia.
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“The ability to earn a living by doing the things one loves must be one of the life’s greatest gifts”.
“Time doesn’t make a wrong right”
“I just need something to look forward to. I just want to smile without having to think about which muscles to use.”
“Sometimes just for carrying on, that’s heroic in itself.”
Liv: "You used to speak fluent French, right? Do you want to come to Paris with me?"
Mo: "Is this your way of telling me you've swung to the other side? Because while I love Paris, I'm so not up for lady bits."
"Four years ago David and I went to bed like it was any other night, brushing our teeth, reading our books, chatting about a restaurant we were going to the next day...and when I woke up the next morning he was there beside me, cold. Blue. I didn't ...I didn't feel him go. I didn't even get to say... Can you imagine knowing you slept through the person you love dying next to you?... I thought the world had actually ended."-Liv
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Sophie, whose husband if fighting in WWI is just trying to survive the German occupation and looking forward to her artist husband's return. She has been forced to cook for the enemy forces and as a result is branded as a collaborator.
Almost a century later Liz Halston has a painting of Sophie given to her by her husband shortly before his death. The painting then becomes subject of legal action. Who actually owns the painting.
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