In Falling Snow

In Falling Snow

A Novel

Book - 2013
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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.

Publisher: Toronto :, Penguin Canada,, 2013, ♭2012
ISBN: 9780143188001
Branch Call Number: MACC
Characteristics: 454 pages

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singasong70
Mar 15, 2017

Touted as International Best Seller which is one reason I bought it.
Didn't get "into" the story 'til well past mid point though I'm medical person myself, just didn't grip me 'til the end, and still wondering about parts mentioned earlier that don't seem to've been answered at all.

LibraryCat1 Nov 17, 2013

-interesting look at women in medicine - set in France during WWI and Australia in 1970's -intriguing and realistic characters and the choices they make -told from different points of view

lib_apart Sep 05, 2013

This sweeping novel follows the lives of the so-called "flower bird girls": Iris Crane and Violet Heron, through friendship and tragedy. Picture Clara Barton as a young Australian nurse during WWI.

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