The Secret of Raven Point
Part World War II novel, part coming-of-age tale, Vanderbes's latest (after Strangers at the Feast, 2010) tells the poignant story of young Juliet Dufresne. After finding out that her brother Tuck has been declared missing in action, Juliet signs up to be an army nurse. At a field hospital north of Rome, Juliet meets Christopher Barnaby, a catatonic deserter who may hold the answer to her brother's whereabouts. With the help of the young Dr. Willard, Juliet attempts to break through Barnaby's silence before the authorities take him away. A luminous and unforgettable war saga.