Fiction Ella Leffland Rumors of Peace

ISBN 13: 9780060913014

Rumors of Peace

3.88 avg rating
( 259 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060913014: Rumors of Peace

"One of those deceptively guileless novels, like A Member of the Wedding and To Kill a Mockingbird, that sees more than it lets on." —New York Times Book Review 

“A book of acute insight and delicious humor. . . . Absorbing and poignant and full of difficult truth.” —Rosellen Brown, New York Magazine 

Though radio broadcasts grow more harrowing every day, and soon, swastika-marked envelopes begin to arrive from cousins overseas, but the fighting in Europe still seems far away from the idyllic California home of ten-year-old tomboy Suse Hansen. But after Pearl Harbor, everything changes. In Ella Leffland’s beautifully wrought story of a young girl’s coming of age during WWII, the fighting in Europe looms behind the tranquility of family, friends, and neighbors—until the darkness of the war becomes suddenly, irrevocably real.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Perhaps no novel since A Seperate Peace has so superbly captured the impingement of a world at war upon a safe and sheltered environment. The place in Mendoza, a small oil-refining town thirty miles east of San Francisco. The time encompassed is World War II, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor until the bombing of Hiroshima. The narrator and heroine of the story is the fierce yet enchanting Suse Hansen. In the intervening four years, we watch with compassion as Suse evolves from a tomboy who wishes to be a trapeze artist to a young person whose moral growth has been as remarkable as her blossoming womanhood. In Suse's perceptions of the war, in her ability to reconcile her unfolding knowledge of human nature with the horrors of the news reports she so anxiously follows, we see a growth that is all the more dramatic for the subtlety and awe with which it is portrayed.

About the Author:

Ella Leffland is the author of five books, including the critically acclaimed The Knight, Death and the Devil. She lives in San Francisco.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Leffland, Ella
Published by U.S.A.: Harper Perennial (1985)
ISBN 10: 0060913010 ISBN 13: 9780060913014
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
avigilbooks
(Albuquerque, NM, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description U.S.A.: Harper Perennial, 1985. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. COLLECTIBLE-LIKE NEW 1985 Edition. Great soft covers. Very clean inside copy. Never read. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18041909877

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Leffland, Ella
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060913010 ISBN 13: 9780060913014
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060913010 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI2132261961

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Ella Leffland
Published by Harper Perennial (1985)
ISBN 10: 0060913010 ISBN 13: 9780060913014
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060913010

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ella Leffland
Published by Harper Perennial (1985)
ISBN 10: 0060913010 ISBN 13: 9780060913014
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060913010

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
24.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Leffland, Ella
Published by Harper Perennial (1985)
ISBN 10: 0060913010 ISBN 13: 9780060913014
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060913010

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.28
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Leffland, Ella
Published by Harper Perennial
ISBN 10: 0060913010 ISBN 13: 9780060913014
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060913010 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1021541

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
47.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.81
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds