In the fall of 1916, America prepares for warbut in the isolated community of Tamarack Lake, the focus is on the sick. Wealthy tubercular patients live in private cure cottages; charity patients, mainly immigrants, fill the large public sanatorium. Prisoners of routine, they take solace in gossip, rumor, andsometimessecret attachments. But when the well-meaning efforts of one enterprising patient lead instead to a tragic accident and a terrible betrayal, the war comes home, bringing with it a surge of anti-immigrant prejudice and vigilante sentiment.
Andrea Barrett masterfully sets this luminous novel in a historical period of great progress in science and medicineeven in the art of war. Her richly complex men and women, with their passions and vulnerabilities, engage and haunt us.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Hometown:Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:November 16, 1954
Place of Birth:Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Education:B.A., Union College