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Jack London (jackwoodvillelondon) | 6 comments Jack Woodville London, French Letters: Virginia's War
September 19, 2009 02:00PM
Barnes & Noble / Westlake
701 Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX, The United States
Virginia's War is the poignant novel of a small Texas town where, during WWII in 1944, there was a bit of tarnish on the patriotic bunting and not everyone was eager to join up for the fight. It was there one morning that an unexpectedly pregnant Virginia Sullivan read in her father's newspaper that she supposedly had eloped with a soldier. One who had already gone off to the war. An awkward thing, since he didn't know anything about it. This first book of the French Letters trilogy is the tale of one woman's home front experience folded into the story of a town that is happy for its war bride because of her family's generous dabbling in the black market of war rations, until the Government pokes into their affairs.

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E. Lawrence (ELawrenceHardin) | 7 comments Great congratulations

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Jack London (jackwoodvillelondon) | 6 comments Virginia's War has been nominated for best historical fiction of the year, by the Military Writer's Society of America!

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Jack London (jackwoodvillelondon) | 6 comments E. Lawrence wrote: "Great congratulations"

Thank you for your warm regards!

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Jack London (jackwoodvillelondon) | 6 comments Make sure to come out to Barnes & Noble, Westlake, this Saturday, to hear Jack talk about cows that explode, women in black, and letters at the bottom of the sea...oh, and Superman's baby blanket.

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