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Dragonfly / Leila Meacham.

Meacham, Leila, 1938- author. (Author).
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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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LARL Cataloging LARL61596 (Text) LARL61595 New On order -
LARL Cataloging LARL61596 (Text) LARL61596 New On order -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781538732229
  • ISBN: 153873222X
  • ISBN: 1538733986
  • ISBN: 9781538733981
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: At the height of WWII, five idealistic young Americans receive a mysterious letter from the OSS, asking them if they are willing to fight for their country. The men and women from very different backgrounds--a Texan athlete with German roots, an upper-crust son of a French mother and a wealthy businessman, a dirt-poor Midwestern fly fisherman, an orphaned fashion designer, and a ravishingly beautiful female fencer -- all answer the call of duty, but each for a secret reason of his or her own. They bond immediately, in a group code-named Dragonfly.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    Meacham, author of several best-selling historical novels set primarily in Texas (Titans, 2016), turns to Paris in 1942, where five Americans have been airlifted into France (Operation Dragonfly) to support the Resistance and gather intelligence on the Nazi war effort. The five, led by fashion-designer and artist Bridgette, each have their own assignments and are instructed to remain separate from one another, lest one is captured and, under torture, reveals information about the others. In an audacious plot twist, three of the five encounter two powerful Nazis who are plotting to end Hitler's reign; the Nazis realize that the three are spies but continue to feed them information that could damage Hitler, though the Americans are in the dark about what's happening. Gradually, though, the net closes as the Americans, working under the constant fear of imminent exposure (a perennial theme in Resistance fiction), begin to prompt interest in the wrong places. Meacham ratchets the suspense ever tighter, while providing fascinating backstory on the intrepid five as well as delivering a detail-rich portrait of Paris during the Occupation. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Leila Meacham is a writer and former teacher who lives in San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of the bestselling novels Roses, Tumbleweeds, Somerset, and Titans. For more information, please visit LeilaMeacham.com.

Genre: War stories.

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