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Band of Sisters

A Novel

by Lauren Willig

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Becky H

Society girls and daring do
Powerfully written and exhaustively researched, this lightly fictionalized account of the Smith College Relief Unit that assisted French villages decimated by Germany during WWI is an exciting tale of daring do. The Smith Unit, made up of recent graduates of Smith College, were young women mostly brought up to be wealthy, pampered society darlings. They were inspired by a visionary speech and formed a unit that soon found them living in filthy, bombed out buildings and working in dangerous, frontline areas of France.
Willig used the Smith College archives to find the families (and occasionally the women themselves) of the Unit. She had access to letters and diaries written by the women as they toiled in France. The book uses these intimate writings to flesh out the women and tell of their deeds as the women lived them. The women and villagers come alive on the page.
A wonderful book well worth your time.
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Mary C

Hands down one of my favourite reads of the year!
Well, none of you should be surprised that I’m about to write a glowing review about Lauren Willig’s newest, (Band of Sisters),as I’ve been looking forward to this for months.I loved, loved! this masterpiece to the point I think I’ve hailed it to all of Gods above! My high expectations were not only met but knocked out of the park. I read a lot of historical fiction, and Band of Sisters made me laugh, cry and feel outrage for what the characters have gone through. I felt as if I became part of their lives.
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