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The warm hands of ghosts : a novel

Arden, Katherine (author.).

Summary: January 1918. Laura Iven was a revered field nurse until she was wounded and discharged from the medical corps, leaving behind a brother still fighting in Flanders. Now home in Halifax, Canada, she receives word of Freddie's death in combat, along with his personal effects--but something doesn't make sense. Determined to uncover the truth, Laura returns to Belgium as a volunteer at a private hospital. Soon after arriving, she hears whispers about haunted trenches, and a strange hotelier whose wine gives soldiers the gift of oblivion. Could Freddie have escaped the battlefield, only to fall prey to something--or someone--else? November 1917. Freddie Iven awakens after an explosion to find himself trapped in an overturned pillbox with a wounded enemy soldier, a German by the name of Hans Winter. Against all odds, the two men form an alliance and succeed in clawing their way out. Unable to bear the thought of returning to the killing fields, especially on opposite sides, they take refuge with a mysterious man who seems to have the power to make the hellscape of the trenches disappear. As shells rain down on Flanders, and ghosts move among those yet living, Laura's and Freddie's deepest traumas are reawakened. Now they must decide whether their world is worth salvaging--or better left behind entirely.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593128268
  • ISBN: 0593128257
  • ISBN: 9780593128251
  • Physical Description: 324 pages : map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2024]
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 5 / 5.0
    • Top Circs: 3 / 5.0
    • Most Copies: 3 / 5.0
Subject: Canada Armed Forces Nurses Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Nurses Fiction
Siblings Fiction
Belgium Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 Fiction
Personnes disparues Romans, nouvelles, etc
Guerre mondiale, 1914-1918 Romans, nouvelles, etc
Canada Forces armées Infirmières Romans, nouvelles, etc
Infirmières Romans, nouvelles, etc
Frères et sœurs Romans, nouvelles, etc
Missing persons Fiction
World War, 1914-1918 Fiction
Nurses Fiction
Genre: Romans.
War fiction.
Historical fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Science fiction

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