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Mrs. Sinclair's suitcase: a novel

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A heartbreaking and deeply compelling debut, Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase is a compulsive page-turner about thwarted love, dashed hopes, and family secrets--book-club fiction at its best. Roberta, a lonely thirty-four-year-old bibliophile, works at The Old and New Bookshop in England. When she finds a letter inside her centenarian grandmother's battered old suitcase that hints at a dark secret, her understanding of her family's history is completely upturned. Running alongside Roberta's narrative is that of her grandmother, Dorothy, as a forty-year-old childless woman desperate for motherhood during the early years of World War II. After a chance encounter with a Polish war pilot, Dorothy believes she's finally found happiness, but must instead make an unthinkable decision whose consequences forever change the framework of her family.

The parallel stories of Roberta and Dorothy unravel over the course of eighty years as they both make their own ways through secrets, lies, sacrifices, and love. Utterly absorbing, Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase is a spellbinding tale of two worlds, one shattered by secrets and the other by the truth.

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9780399169502
9781101914663
161176422
9781410484963
9780698155978
9781611764222
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Full title mrs sinclair s suitcase
Author walters louise
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Grandmothers -- Fiction, Grandmothers -- History -- Fiction, Large type books, Personal belongings -- Fiction, War stories, English, World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
title_display Mrs. Sinclair's suitcase
title_full Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase, Mrs. Sinclair's suitcase / Louise Walters, Mrs. Sinclair's suitcase [sound recording] : a novel / Louise Walters, Mrs. Sinclair's suitcase [text (large print)] / Louise Walters
title_short Mrs. Sinclair's suitcase
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Fiction, Grandmothers, Historical Fiction, History, Large type books, Literature, Personal belongings, War stories, English, World War, 1939-1945