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Publisher's Summary

Epic in scope, Marge Piercy's sweeping novel encompasses the wide range of people and places marked by the Second World War. Each of her 10 narrators has a unique and compelling story that powerfully depicts his or her personality, desires, and fears. Special attention is given to the women of the war effort, like Bernice, who rebels against her domineering father to become a fighter pilot, and Naomi, a Parisian Jew sent to live with relatives in Detroit, whose twin sister, Jacqueline - still in France - joins the resistance against Nazi rule.
The horrors of the concentration camps; the heroism of soldiers on the beaches of Okinawa, the skies above London, and the seas of the Mediterranean; the brilliance of code breakers; and the resilience of families waiting for the return of sons, brothers, and fathers are all conveyed through powerful, poignant prose that resonates. Gone to Soldiers is a testament to the ordinary people, with their flaws and inner strife, who rose to defend liberty during the most extraordinary times.
©1987 Middlemarsh, Inc. (P)2016 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"This book deserves to have an entire book written about it.... A landmark piece of literary prose... The most thorough and most captivating, most engrossing novel ever written about World War II." ( Los Angeles Times)
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1 out of 5 stars
By Rodney & Jennifer C on 05-29-18

Story might be good but can’t get past narrator!

The narrator’s voice and cadance destroys this book. 5 minutes...that is how much I could handle! How anyone can listen to that voice for over 33 hours is beyond me.

Do not use the sample as an indicator!

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5 out of 5 stars
By rockawaybirder on 03-06-18

An All Time Great

I read this book many decades ago and it in my all time favorite books. I waited and searched for years but I guess it was more than a year that I searched. I hurriedly bought the book and when I first started to listen I wanted to cry. I could not imagine being able to listen to my favorite book read by such a horrible narrator. I listened. My mind changed. I really enjoyed her narration in the end. I grew up among all facets of Jews in New York including having family who survived. Perhaps she really captures all the nuances. Anyway I felt she added to the experience.

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