Lizzie's War: A Novel by Tim FarringtonLizzie's War: A Novel by Tim Farrington

Lizzie's War: A Novel

byTim Farrington

Paperback | May 2, 2006

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.99

Earn 95 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

Ships within 1-2 weeks

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

A family epic laced with authenticity, wit and unforgettable characters. Liz O'Reilly has a husband in Vietnam, 4 kids under the age of 12 (and one on the way), and a burgeoning crush on the family priest. An unconventional love story.

It's Summer 1967 and Mike O'Reilly's just shipped out to Vietnam. Liz O'Reilly is trying to keep it all together for their four kids – 6 year old Deb–Deb (who believes she is an otter), 8 year old Angus, Kathie, (who at age 9 helps to integrate the local Blue Bird troop with her best friend Temperance), and 11 year old Danny – the spitting image of Mike. While Mike is off fighting "his" war, Liz struggles with her own desires and yearnings – to pick up the theatre career she abandoned when Danny was born, to care for the four children she loves fiercely yet also occasionally resents, to leave the backdoor unlocked so she always has an escape route. While set during the conflict in Vietnam, Farrington's novel captures the other side of any war – that of the war at home and the careening emotions of the spouses and families left behind.

Tim Farrington is the author ofLizzie's War,The Monk Downstairs,—a New York Times Notable Book—andThe Monk Upstairs, as well as the critically acclaimed novelsThe California Book of the DeadandBlues for Hannah.
Loading
Title:Lizzie's War: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.9 inPublished:May 2, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:006083448X

ISBN - 13:9780060834487

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Throughout Lizzie’s War, Farrington has an ear for the changing time signatures and keys of uncomfortable, revealing moments.”