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Next to Love - A Novel

Ellen Feldman

For fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, The Postmistress, and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a story of love, war, loss, and the scars they leave set during the years of World War II and its aftermath. Set in a small town in Massachusetts, Next to Love follows three childhood friends, Babe, Millie, and Grace, whose lives are unmoored when their men are called to duty. And yet the changes that are thrust upon them move them in directions they never dreamed possible-while their husbands and boyfriends are enduring their own transformations. In the decades that follow, the three friends lose their innocence, struggle to raise their children, and find meaning and love in unexpected places. And as they change, so does America-from a country in which people know their place in the social hierarchy to a world in which feminism, the Civil Rights movement, and technological innovations present new possibilities-and uncertainties. And yet Babe, Millie, and Grace remain bonded by their past, even as their children grow up and away and a new society rises from the ashes of the war. Beautifully crafted and unforgettable, Next to Love depicts the enduring power of love and friendship, and illuminates a transformational moment in American history. From the Hardcover edition.

For fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, The Postmistress, and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a story of love, war, loss, and the scars they leave set during the years of World War II and its aftermath. Set in a small town in Massachusetts, Next to Love follows three childhood friends, Babe, Millie, and Grace, whose lives are unmoored when their men are called to duty. And yet the changes that are thrust upon them move them in directions they never dreamed possible-while their husbands and boyfriends are enduring their own transformations. In the decades that follow, the three friends lose their innocence, struggle to raise their children, and find meaning and love in unexpected places. And as they change, so does America-from a country in which people know their place in the social hierarchy to a world in which feminism, the Civil Rights movement, and technological innovations present new possibilities-and uncertainties. And yet Babe, Millie, and Grace remain bonded by their past, even as their children grow up and away and a new society rises from the ashes of the war. Beautifully crafted and unforgettable, Next to Love depicts the enduring power of love and friendship, and illuminates a transformational moment in American history. From the Hardcover edition.
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For fans of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, The Postmistress, and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, a story of love, war, loss, and the scars they leave set during the years of World War II and its aftermath. Set in a small town in Massachusetts, Next to Love follows three childhood friends, Babe, Millie, and Grace, whose lives are unmoored when their men are called to duty. And yet the changes that are thrust upon them move them in directions they never dreamed possible-while their husbands and boyfriends are enduring their own transformations. In the decades that follow, the three friends lose their innocence, struggle to raise their children, and find meaning and love in unexpected places. And as they change, so does America-from a country in which people know their place in the social hierarchy to a world in which feminism, the Civil Rights movement, and technological innovations present new possibilities-and uncertainties. And yet Babe, Millie, and Grace remain bonded by their past, even as their children grow up and away and a new society rises from the ashes of the war. Beautifully crafted and unforgettable, Next to Love depicts the enduring power of love and friendship, and illuminates a transformational moment in American history. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Abby Craden

Length:

11h 26m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:50


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:24


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:12


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:59


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:49


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:28


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:09


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:13


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:09


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:32


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:56


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:38


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:07


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:04


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:36


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:10


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:52


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:21


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:19


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:20


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:34


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:06


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:15


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:56


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:19


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:41


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:02


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:15


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:55


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:55


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:18


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:36


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:01


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:28


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:27


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:59


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:11


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:04


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:58


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:37


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:31


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:25


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:47


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:52


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:49


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:23


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:34


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:10


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:40


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:28


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:38


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:31


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:53


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:36


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:36


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

02:30


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:43


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

03:15


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:30


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

08:07


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:22


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:17


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:37


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:20


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:47


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:49


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:37


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:59


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:15


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

00:32