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We must be brave

by Liardet, Frances,

Format: Book on CD 2019
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
Location Collection Call #
Andrew Carnegie Free Library Audio CD FIC LIARDE
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Collection  Audio
Call Number  CD FIC LIARDE
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks CD Liardet
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
Call Number  CD Liardet
CLP - Sheraden Audiovisual Collection CD Liardet
Location  CLP - Sheraden
Collection  Audiovisual Collection
Call Number  CD Liardet
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual CD BOOK FIC LIA
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Audio Visual
Call Number  CD BOOK FIC LIA
Northland Public Library Audio Books FIC LIARDET (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Upper St. Clair Township Library Audiobooks LIARDET Frances
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Audiobooks
Call Number  LIARDET Frances
Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection ABOCD Liardet
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  AudioBook Collection
Call Number  ABOCD Liardet

Spanning the sweep of the twentieth century, We Must Be Brave explores the fierce love that we feel for our children and the power of that love to endure. Beyond distance, beyond time, beyond life itself.

"This stirring debut will work its way indelibly into your heart." --Georgia Hunter, author of We Were the Lucky Ones

A woman. A war. The child who changed everything.

December 1940. In the disorderly evacuation of Southampton, England, newly married Ellen Parr finds a small child asleep on the backseat of an empty bus. No one knows who little Pamela is.

Ellen professed not to want children with her older husband, and when she takes Pamela into her home and rapidly into her heart, she discovers that this is true: Ellen doesn't want children. She wants only Pamela. Three golden years pass as the Second World War rages on. Then one day Pamela is taken away, screaming. Ellen is no stranger to sorrow, but when she returns to the quiet village life she's long lived, she finds herself asking: In a world changed by war, is it fair to wish for an unchanged heart?

In the spirit of We Were the Lucky Ones and The Nightingale , here is a novel about courage and kindness, hardship and friendship, and the astonishing power of love.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "British author and translator Liardet's moving American debut, set in WWII England, follows a childless woman discovering joy after she begins caring for a young girl. Ellen Parr is married to Selwyn, owner of the local mill in the village of Upton, near Southampton. In 1940, while helping evacuees of a nearby bombing who have arrived at Upton by bus, Ellen meets Pamela Pickering, a young child left alone on the bus. Ellen treats Pamela as the daughter she never had (Selwyn is impotent) for the next few years, until Pamela is eight and a relative of Pamela's finds her and takes her to live with family members. Though distraught by Pamela's departure, Ellen survives the devastation around her with the love and support of Selwyn, her childhood friend Lucy Horne, and other villagers who have been a constant presence in Ellen's life. Over 30 years later, Ellen befriends Penny Lacey, a lonely young boarding school student in Upton. Ellen glimpses similarities between Pamela and Penny, and they form a life-changing friendship. Readers will be captivated by Ellen's story, which is bolstered by a swift plot and characters who realistically and memorably grow. Agent: Deborah Schneider, Gelfman Schneider/ ICM Partners. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Orphans -- Fiction.
Married people -- Fiction.
Country life -- Fiction.
Foster children -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Evacuation of civilians -- England -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York, New York :2019
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Entwistle, Jayne, narrator.
Mills, Juliet, narrator.
Penguin Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Jayne Entwistle & Juliet Mills.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 13 audio discs (16 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781984839817
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