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The metal heart : a novel of love and valor in World War II / Caroline Lea.

Lea, Caroline, (author.).

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  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

2 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library LEA (Text) 33500013422720 New Checked out 08/13/2021
Climax Public Library LEA (Text) 33500013422738 New On holds shelf -
Hallock Public Library LEA (Text) 35500006485690 New In process -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063075498
  • ISBN: 0063075490
  • ISBN: 9780063092747
  • Physical Description: 391 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Harper Perennial edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-388).
Summary, etc.:
During World War II, on a remote Scottish Coast, Dorothy, while caring for sick and wounded Italian soldiers, is drawn to Cesare, a young man broken by the horrors of battle, until the tensions between the islanders and outsiders deepen, testing their loyalty and desire.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 May #2
    Growing up on Scotland's Orkney Islands, identical twins Constance and Dorothy Reid are inseparable, bound by their love of the sea. Haunted by a traumatic past and their parents' tragic disappearance, at age 23 in the fall of 1941 Con and Dot make a new life on the nearby island of Selkie Holm despite tales of a curse and creatures swimming in its waters. As WWII seeps into their lives, the twins soon find themselves neighbors to an encampment of Italian war prisoners charged with building barricades between the islands. Dot recklessly saves Cesare, a prisoner that has fallen into the frigid waters, and the two form an immediate connection, risking everything to steal away secret moments. Dot and Cesare's love is tested by illness, death, and war, but theirs isn't the only love story Lea tells. The twins' powerful bond is unbreakable until one must make the ultimate choice. Lea (Glass Woman, 2019) brings to life a story inspired by real lives and events of WWII in this captivating, harrowing tale of wartime survival and sacrifice. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Sisters > Fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
Prisoners of war > Italy > Fiction.
Prisoners of war > Scotland > Orkney > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Orkney (Scotland) > Fiction.
Prisoners of war.
Scotland > Orkney.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.

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