The Photograph

The Photograph

Book - 2003 | First edition
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Random House, Inc.
As a nation of young soldiers marches off to war, two women left behind will embrace a final keepsake, a profound reminder of the moment before their lives changed forever—its bittersweet images telling the story of an innocence lost, of a love just beginning, and of a family that may never be whole again. . . .


In her highly acclaimed hardcover debut, The Wedding Dress, Virginia Ellis earned a place among the new stars of women’s fiction with her unforgettable portrait of sisters mending their dreams from the tattered remains of the Civil War. Now she triumphs once again in this stirring new novel of hope and the enduring spirit of those bound by the passions of the heart.

For Maddy Marshall, it was a time of jitterbug contests and drugstore sodas. Then on her seventeenth birthday, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Suddenly all the boys she grew up with, including her fiancé, ran off to enlist, ready to defend their country. It was all incredibly romantic to Maddy. Until the fateful night before her brother Davey shipped out, the night she danced with dreamy Lieutenant Tull-Martin, the night of the photograph—when her world fell apart.

Only Davey’s frail wife, Ruth, will discover what happened, helping Maddy to hide her grave secret and its undeniable consequences. Together these sisters of the heart maintain a deception that, like the shifting reflections of a picture, becomes a beacon of possibility to be cherished until fate brings their men home.

Written with warmth and grace, The Photograph is a moving celebration of the women who lived, loved, and came of age in a time of overwhelming heartbreak.

Baker & Taylor
A photograph of young Maddy Marshall dancing with Lieutenant Tull-Martin on the night before he and her brother shipped out during World War II serves as a reminder of a time of innocence, before the realities of war shatter a family forever.

& Taylor

A photograph taken of young Maddy Marshall during a dance with Lieutenant Tull-Martin on the night before he and her brother shipped out to serve their country during World War II serves as a profound and poignant reminder of a time of innocence, just before the harsh realities of war threaten to shatter a family forever. By the author of The Wedding Dress.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2003
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345444844
Branch Call Number: FIC Ellis, V 2003
Characteristics: 321 pages ; 22 cm


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