Stella Bain.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Date:
      Essay last updated: 20131028
    • Lexile:
      860
    • Full Text Word Count:
      230
    • ISSN:
      03630277
    • Accession Number:
      91632415
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GIBBS, B. Stella Bain. Library Journal, [s. l.], v. 138, n. 18, p. 83, 2013. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=91632415&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 4 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gibbs B. Stella Bain. Library Journal. 2013;138(18):83. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=91632415&custid=s6224580. Accessed April 4, 2020.
    • APA:
      Gibbs, B. (2013). Stella Bain. Library Journal, 138(18), 83.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gibbs, Beth. 2013. “Stella Bain.” Library Journal 138 (18): 83. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=91632415&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Gibbs, B. (2013) ‘Stella Bain’, Library Journal, 138(18), p. 83. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=91632415&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 4 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gibbs, B 2013, ‘Stella Bain’, Library Journal, vol. 138, no. 18, p. 83, viewed 4 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gibbs, Beth. “Stella Bain.” Library Journal, vol. 138, no. 18, Nov. 2013, p. 83. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=91632415&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gibbs, Beth. “Stella Bain.” Library Journal 138, no. 18 (November 2013): 83. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=91632415&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gibbs B. Stella Bain. Library Journal [Internet]. 2013 Nov [cited 2020 Apr 4];138(18):83. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=91632415&custid=s6224580

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2013 June #1

Shreve, who handles contemporary and historical fiction with equal grace, here takes us to World War I London for a probing psychological drama. An American woman named Stella Bain, found shell-shocked in a garden, is kindly taken in by surgeon August Bridge and his wife. They soon learn that she was working as a nurse's aide at the front but has no memory of her life before being discovered wounded on the battlefield. Perennial best seller Shreve—more than 12 million copies of her novels have been sold in the United States alone—catches our interest with a story of love, memory, and a war now much on our minds.

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LJ Reviews 2013 November #1

Shreve is back with a period piece that will keep readers thinking. In the midst of World War I, a woman finds herself lost and alone in London with no idea of who she is or how she got there. After being taken in by a kind, wealthy couple, Lily Bridge and her doctor husband, August, slowly a few memories return to her. Her name is Stella Bain, and she needs to go to a military location called The Admiralty to find the person who has the key to unlock the rest of her memories. As the story unfolds, Stella does find her identity and the reasons that made her abandon her American family and head off to Europe to help in the war. She ends up in a nasty court battle and eventually meets back up with Dr. Bridge in an emotional conclusion. VERDICT With period pieces on television such as Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife becoming so popular, Shreve has chosen a timely setting. As usual, her plotlines and domestic drama do not disappoint. The masses of Shreve fans will line up for this one, as will some Downton Abbey enthusiasts. [See Prepub Alert, 6/1/13; five-city tour.]—Beth Gibbs, Davidson, NC

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LJ Reviews Newsletter

Shreve is back with a period piece that will keep readers thinking. In the midst of World War I, a woman finds herself lost and alone in London with no idea of who she is or how she got there. After being taken in by a kind, wealthy couple, Lily Bridge and her doctor husband, August, slowly a few memories return to her. Her name is Stella Bain, and she needs to go to a military location called The Admiralty to find the person who has the key to unlock the rest of her memo-ries. As the story unfolds, Stella does find her identity and the reasons that made her abandon her American family and head off to Europe to help in the war. She ends up in a nasty court battle and eventually meets back up with Dr. Bridge in an emotional conclusion. VERDICT With period pieces on television such as Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife be-coming so popular, Shreve has chosen a timely setting. As usual, her plotlines and domestic drama do not disappoint. The masses of Shreve fans will line up for this one, as will some Down-ton Abbey enthusiasts. [See Prepub Alert, 6/1/13; five-city tour.]—Beth Gibbs, Davidson, NC (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

PW Reviews 2013 August #4

Shreve's 17th novel is a tragic yet hopeful story of love, memory, loss, and rebuilding. A young woman wakes up with amnesia in a battlefield hospital tent in Marne, France, in 1916. She thinks her name is Stella Bain, and she thinks she knows how to nurse and drive an ambulance. As she recovers, she returns to duty in this new environment, caring for the wounded and dying. When she arrives in the city exhausted and destitute, she's discovered in a park by a doctor's wife, who takes her in. The doctor, Augustus Bridge, is a cranial surgeon with an interest in psychiatry. Stella becomes a "quasi-patient"; he finds a way to get her into the Admiralty, and, when a former friend recognizes her by name, her memories return, including the fact that she has children—and the reason why she left them. The amnesia and its cause are only part of the story; the lack of understanding at the time of the consequences of witnessing the horrors of war, for both men and women, also plays a key role. The novel is both tender and harsh, and the only false note is the use of present tense, which prevents the reader from being pulled in more closely. Shreve's thoughtful, provocative, historical tale has modern resonance. Agent: Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, WME Entertainment. (Nov.)

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