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When the World Was Young: A Novel Audio CD – Unabridged, 1 March 2021

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"When the World Was Young is an enormous achievement--fun, sad, beautiful, perhaps the best book about Brooklyn in the war years since the war years. Gaffney now stands in the company of E. L. Doctorow, Joyce Carol Oates, Ann Patchett, and I can't think of many others tall enough."

-- "Darin Strauss, author of Chang and Eng and Half a Life"

"A powerhouse novel with a rich cast of unforgettable characters...At the heart of the quick-paced narrative is young Wally Baker, and her voice and her manner, her courage and her life-affirming decision during a time of crisis, will long be remembered, as indeed this richly textured novel will be remembered."

-- "Nicholas Rinaldi, author of Between Two Rivers"

"Dignified and fierce, a work of complex and unconventional beauty...Through Wally and her glamorous doctor mother, Gaffney movingly explores wartime passions, the emotional sacrifices made by strong women on the home front, and the wounding power of secrets."

-- "Sheri Holman, author of The Dress Lodger"

"In this beautifully written novel--an honest and irresistible ride through post-World War II America in all its glory and its shame--Elizabeth Gaffney explores mothers and daughters, upstairs and downstairs, loveless marriages and passionate affairs, without ever losing her story or the fabulous characters that inhabit it."

-- "B. A. Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of The Art Forger"

"The genius of When the World Was Young is that, in re-creating a particularly gorgeous and promise-filled moment in American history, it also reminds us how constricting that moment could be for an adventurous soul caught living in it. Elizabeth Gaffney is in perfect control of her material, and captures all the complications of what we might like to remember as an uncomplicated time."

-- "Jonathan Dee, author of A Thousand Pardons and The Privileges"

"Wally Baker, the protagonist of Elizabeth Gaffney's fine historical novel, is an undeniable, irrepressible, and thoroughly unforgettable heroine for any century."

-- "Helen Schulman, author of This Beautiful Life"

A smart coming-of-age tale that upends a raft of Greatest Generation cliches.-- "Kirkus"

About the Author

Elizabeth Gaffney is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Metropolis. Her stories have appeared in such literary magazines as the Virginia Quarterly Review and the North American Review, and she has been a resident artist at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Blue Mountain Center. A former staff editor at the Paris Review, Elizabeth teaches fiction at the New School and serves as the editor-at-large of the literary magazine A Public Space. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughters.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08XL7YWGG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tantor and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (1 March 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Audio CD ‏ : ‎ 1 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8200040070
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.46 x 19.05 cm
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