Falling angels: [a novel]

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A fashionable London cemetery, January 1901: Two graves stand side by side, one decorated with an oversize classical urn, the other with a sentimental marble angel. Two families, visiting their respective graves on the day after Queen Victoria's death, teeter on the brink of a new era. The Colemans and the Waterhouses are divided by social class as well as taste. They would certainly not have become acquainted had not their two girls, meeting behind the tombstones, become best friends. And, even more unsuitably, become involved with the gravedigger's muddy son. As the girls grow up, as the new king changes social customs, as a new, forward-thinking era takes wing, the lives and fortunes of the two families become more and more closely intertwined -neighbors in life as well as death. Against a gas-lit backdrop of social and political history, Tracy Chevalier explores the prejudices and flaws of a changing time. A novel that is at once elegant, daring, original, and compelling, Falling Angels is a splendid follow-up to the book The New York Times called "marvelously evocative" and The Wall Street Journal deemed"triumphant."A Selection of The Book of the Month Club and The Literary Guildreg; A Quality Paperback Book Club Alternate Selection
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Grouped Work ID 65b0a7e6-907e-06f0-9f6e-738779b2c670
Grouping Title falling angels
Grouping Author chevalier tracy
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auth_author2 Twomey, Anne, 1951-
author Chevalier, Tracy.
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display_description A New York Times bestseller
From the author of the international bestseller Girl With A Pearl Earring and At the Edge of the Orchard, Tracy Chevalier once again paints a distant age with a rich and provocative palette of characters.

Falling Angels follows the fortunes of two families in the emerging years of the twentieth century in England, while the Queen's death reverberates through a changing nation. Told through a variety of shifting perspectives—wives and husbands, friends and lovers, masters and their servants, and a gravedigger's son—Falling Angels is graced with the luminous imagery that distinguished Girl With a Pearl Earring, Falling Angels is another dazzling tour de force from this "master of voices" (The New York Times Book Review).
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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subject_facet Children -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Edward VII, 1901-1910 -- Fiction, Highgate Cemetery (London, England) -- Fiction, Historical fiction, Large type books, London (England) -- Fiction, Social classes -- Fiction
title_display Falling angels
title_full Falling Angels, Falling angels / by Tracy Chevalier, Falling angels : [a novel] [electronic resource] Chevalier, Tracy., Falling angels [(text) large print] / Tracy Chevalier
title_short Falling angels
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