We must be brave / Frances Liardet.

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      Summary: 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?
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      LIARDET, F. We must be brave. [s.l.] : G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 27 jun. 2019.
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      Liardet F. We Must Be Brave. G.P. Putnam’s Sons; 2019. http://ezproxy.asav.talonline.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8626572. Accessed June 27, 2019.
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      Liardet, F. (2019). We must be brave. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.asav.talonline.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8626572
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      Liardet, Frances. 2019. We Must Be Brave. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. http://ezproxy.asav.talonline.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8626572.
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      Liardet, F. (2019) We must be brave. G.P. Putnam’s Sons. Available at: http://ezproxy.asav.talonline.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8626572 (Accessed: 27 June 2019).
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      Liardet, F 2019, We must be brave, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, viewed 27 June 2019, .
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      Liardet, Frances. We Must Be Brave. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.asav.talonline.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8626572.
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      Liardet, Frances. We Must Be Brave. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2019. http://ezproxy.asav.talonline.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8626572.
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      Liardet F. We must be brave [Internet]. G.P. Putnam’s Sons; 2019 [cited 2019 Jun 27]. Available from: http://ezproxy.asav.talonline.ca/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.8626572


LJ Reviews 2019 January #1

When Ellen Parr made the decision to marry an older man, she accepted that children would not be in her future and believed she was at peace with that fact. However, the discovery of a lost child left on a bus, who arrived in her quiet English village as a refugee fleeing German bombs, changes everything. Ellen is enchanted by Pamela, and three blissful years pass while authorities search for but are unable to locate the child's parents. When Pamela is eventually torn from Ellen's arms, a deep grief consumes the rest of her life. Though touted as World War II historical fiction, this tearjerker about motherhood and loss has more in common with M.L. Stedman's The Light Between Oceans than Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale. Liardet (The Game) convincingly captures Ellen's inner emotional life and movingly depicts how a woman who thought she didn't want children could bond so strongly with one child in particular. Readers who enjoy tales of village life will appreciate the quirky cast of characters who surround Ellen and may forgive the slightly rushed ending of a story stretching across several decades. VERDICT Recommended for historical fiction fans seeking slow-paced, emotional reads.—Mara Bandy Fass, Champaign P.L., IL

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2018 December #1

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.)

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