While We're Far Apart

  • by Lynn Austin
  • Narrated by Suzanne Toren
  • 14 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Five-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin is acclaimed as "one of the genre's best historical fiction novelists" (Library Journal). Set in Brooklyn, New York, during World War I, While We're Far Apart is a brilliant blend of captivating characters, heart-tugging emotions, and vivid spiritual truths. While a motherless girl longs for her daddy and a young lady hopes for a second chance at love, this poignant tale explores the uncertainty that stalks the homefront as the "War to End All Wars" rages in Europe.

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What the Critics Say

"Esther Shaffer, 12, mourns her dead mother and now faces her father enlisting in the army; Penny Goodrich, long in love with Eddie Shaffer, volunteers to care for his children, hoping to marry Eddie when he returns; and Jacob Mendel, a Jewish widower, struggles to find Hashem (God) amid his loss. Their lives intersect as Jacob rediscovers his faith, Penny discovers her past and her future, and Esther begins to understand life and love. Add family drama, D-Day, the Holocaust, arson, and young love, and you'll see why Austin is so popular." (Publishers Weekly)

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enjoyable

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a little predictable at times but interesting and moving none the less.
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- Mrs

Brillant historical novel about world war 2

The story of a Jewish and a Christian family living in the USA during world war 2. Many issues are explored from a Jewish and Christian perspective in a warm, convincing and imaginative way, emphasizing the common ground of the Old Testament and the character of God. A very good read which makes the book hard to put down. Historical detail is well researched and fascinating.
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- Daisy65

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-11-2010
  • Publisher: Recorded Books