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In Falling Snow

by Mary Rose Maccoll

Penguin Canada | August 27, 2013 | Trade Paperback

In Falling Snow is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
In Falling Snow opens as Iris Crane, an elderly Australian widow struggling to keep up with daily life, receives a surprise invitation in the mail to a reunion at the ancient abbey of Royaumont, the site of a field hospital north of Paris. In the First World War, Iris served there as a nurse in a hospital run entirely by women, and the invitation opens a flood of memories—about how she came to Europe in 1914 in search of her brother, her work alongside the female doctors and administrators as the wounded soldiers flooded into the hospital, and of the dear friends she made at Royaumont who would change her family’s life forever.

A moving and uplifting novel about the small unsung acts of heroism of which love makes us capable.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.27 × 5.28 × 1.3 in

Published: August 27, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143188003

ISBN - 13: 9780143188001

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful historical fiction! My boss recommended this book to me and I read it in 3 nights, it was so compelling.  That was a couple weeks ago and I still think about the story often, not only of the characters but of the setting at Royaumont in WWI when it was a hospital run entirely by women. What an amazing story!  This book includes so much to talk about, I can't wait to recommend it to my book club.  I have never before been so taken with a book that I buy multiple copies to give away, until this book!  
Date published: 2014-02-17

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In Falling Snow

In Falling Snow

by Mary Rose Maccoll

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 464 pages, 8.27 × 5.28 × 1.3 in

Published: August 27, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143188003

ISBN - 13: 9780143188001

From the Publisher

In Falling Snow opens as Iris Crane, an elderly Australian widow struggling to keep up with daily life, receives a surprise invitation in the mail to a reunion at the ancient abbey of Royaumont, the site of a field hospital north of Paris. In the First World War, Iris served there as a nurse in a hospital run entirely by women, and the invitation opens a flood of memories—about how she came to Europe in 1914 in search of her brother, her work alongside the female doctors and administrators as the wounded soldiers flooded into the hospital, and of the dear friends she made at Royaumont who would change her family’s life forever.

A moving and uplifting novel about the small unsung acts of heroism of which love makes us capable.

About the Author

Mary-Rose MacColl's first novel, No Safe Place, was a runner-up for the Australian /Vogel literary award. Her first non-fiction book, The Birth Wars, was a finalist for the Walkley Awards. She lives in Brisbane, Australia, and Banff, Canada, with her husband and young son. In Falling Snow is her North American debut.

www.mary-rosemaccoll.com

Editorial Reviews

“This is a story of love, ultimately, and a woman whose life has sought to atone for a mistake she hardly knew she made. Caught between the past and her impending mortality, Iris relives her life as a nurse in WWI, when she was too young to understand what her choices would mean not only for her, but for the family she cobbled together out of the rubble. At once perceptive and sympathetic, In Falling Snow beguiles, a tale of selflessness and youthful indiscretion as singular and seductive as one could hope for.” - Robin Oliveira, New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter "In Falling Snow is a moving story about women's roles and the challenging decisions they face as mothers, nurses, doctors and leaders. MacColl brings to light the forgotten histories of the women of Royaumont hospital with engaging prose. The lives of Iris and Grace are divided by several decades, but their career ambitions and the sacrifices they face are universal." - Suzanne Desrochers, bestselling author of Bride of New France“At once chilling yet strangely beautiful. The book touches on the contributions made by a group of pioneering women who succeed despite society’s bias toward their gender; the strong friendships that develop, particularly between Iris and ambulance driver Violet Heron; Iris' increasing love for medicine and her involvement with a man she meets during the war; the men and boys whose lives are sacrificed for a cause many of them don’t identify with or understand
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