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“War … next to love, has most captured the world’s imagination.” Eric Partridge, British lexicographer, 1914
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“A powerful, haunting deeply ambitious novel about love and war, impeccably executed, impossible to put down.”- Stacy Schiff, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra: A Life
“A beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking story about love and war and what comes after.” - Kevin Baker, author of Dreamland
“A remarkable novel.”- Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent From a Strange Mountain
“There is the touch of Everywoman here.”- Susan Vreeland, author of Clara and Mr. Tiffany
A story of love, war, loss, and the scars they leave, Next to Love follows the lives of three young women and their men during the years of World War II and its aftermath, beginning with the men going off to war and ending a generation later, when their children are on the cusp of their own adulthood.
Beautifully crafted and unforgettable, Next to Love depicts the enduring power of love and friendship, and illuminates a transformational moment in American history.
Ellen Feldman, a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow, is the author of Scottsboro, which was shortlisted for the UK’s prestigious Orange Prize, as well as The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank, which was translated into nine languages, and Lucy. Her new novel, Next to Love, is available in hardcover, paperback, deluxe e-book and audio.