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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Publication date May 7, 2013
Pages 278
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781620401200
ISBN-10 1620401207
Dimensions 0.10 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.22 lbs.
Original list price $26.00
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Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II. At three Helen lost her mother and the beloved grandmother who raised her has just died. A fiercely imaginative child, Helen is desperate to keep her house intact with all its ghosts and stories. Flora, her late mother's twenty-two-year old first cousin, who cries at the drop of a hat, is ardently determined to do her best for Helen. Their relationship and its fallout, played against a backdrop of a lost America will haunt Helen for the rest of her life.

This darkly beautiful novel about a child and a caretaker in isolation evokes shades of The Turn of the Screw and also harks back to Godwin's memorable novel of growing up, The Finishing School. With its house on top of a mountain and a child who may be a bomb that will one day go off, Flora tells a story of love, regret, and the things we can't undo. It will stay with readers long after the last page is turned.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781408840863 Book cover for 9781410460479 Book cover for 9781620401200
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (August 28, 2013)
9781410460479 | details & prices | 399 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.19 lbs | List price $30.99
About: Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II.
from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (July 4, 2013)
9781408840863 | details & prices | 288 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $27.90
The price comparison is for this edition
from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (May 7, 2013)
9781620401200 | details & prices | 278 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.10 in. | 1.22 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Ten-year-old Helen and her summer guardian, Flora, are isolated together in Helen's decaying family house while her father is doing secret war work in Oak Ridge during the final months of World War II.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781408840894 Book cover for 9781620401224
 
from Bloomsbury Pub Ltd (July 3, 2014)
9781408840894 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $13.95
Reprint edition from Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (March 4, 2014)
9781620401224 | details & prices | 294 pages | 5.51 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.00

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