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When the World Was Young

Elizabeth Gaffney

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Description:

Wally Baker is no ordinary girl. Living in her grandparents' Brooklyn Heights brownstone, she doesn't like dresses, needlepoint, or manners. Her love of Wonder Woman comics and ants makes her feel like a misfit-especially in the shadow of her dazzling but unstable mother, Stella. Acclaimed author Elizabeth Gaffney's irresistible novel captures postwar Brooklyn through Wally's eyes, opening on V-J day, as she grows up with the rest of America. Reeling from her own unexpected wartime tragedy and navigating an increasingly fraught landscape, Wally is forced to confront painful truths about the world-its sorrows, its prejudices, its conflicts, its limitations. But Wally also finds hope and strength in the unlikeliest places. With an unforgettable cast of characters, Elizabeth Gaffney crafts an immersive, beautifully realized novel about the truths that divide and the love that keeps us together.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Caitlin Davies

Length:

9h 4m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:37


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

14:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

13:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:53


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:58


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:22


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

25:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:41


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

15:43