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by Diana O'Hehir

  • Author: Diana O'Hehir
  • ISBN: 0671678736
  • ISBN13: 978-0671678739
  • ePub: 1918 kb | FB2: 1882 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Washington Square Pr; Reprint edition (March 1989)
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 571
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I Wish This War Were over ePub download

This novel is set during WWII. The narrator and protagonist, 19 year old Helen, sets out on a cross-country train trip to try to save her alcoholic mother from herself.

This novel is set during WWII. Along the way, Helen meets and begins an affair with John O'Connell, a married soldier and union organizer who was once involved with her mother. Helen at times seems aimless, confused, and occasionally reckless. Nonetheless, she always remains a very sympathetic character. I particularly liked the way that Helen and O'Connell's This novel is set during WWII.

Diana OHehir is the author of four books of poetry and two novels, of which I Wish This War Were Over is the first. she has received a number of awards, including a Guggenheim Fiction Award and a National Foundation of the Arts Fiction Award

Diana OHehir is the author of four books of poetry and two novels, of which I Wish This War Were Over is the first. she has received a number of awards, including a Guggenheim Fiction Award and a National Foundation of the Arts Fiction Award. I Wish This War Were Over was runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize.

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I Wish This War Were Over by Diana O'Hehir

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Diana Farnham O'Hehir is a poet and writer of prose from northern California. She was born in Berkeley in 1929. She taught from 1961 to 1992 at Mills College in Oakland where she is Aurelia Henry Reinhardt Professor Emerita of American Literature. She lives in San Francisco with her husband, writer Mel Fiske. Their reunion, after 35 years of divorce, and her subsequent remarriage is recounted in a 1999 essay in salon.

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Release Date:April 1989. Publisher:Pocket Books. 10 lbs. Related Subjects. Contemporary Fiction Genre Fiction Historical Literary Literature & Fiction Mothers & Children Religion & Spirituality Women's Fiction. Recently Viewed and Featured.

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I WISH THIS WAR WERE OVER, by Diana O'Hehir. Traveling across the country to visit her alcoholic mother, the heroine of this novel attracts the affections of two men. Her efforts to cope with them, and to define herself as different from her inadequate mother, are the crux of the book. Barbara Fisher Williamson said here that the work ''is a finely crafted first novel told through the perfectly- pitched voice of a 19-year-old Helen Reynolds. The author tells her story with rare grace and skill.

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Celen
Loved this book, even as it made me a little uncomfortable at times. It made me think about what an interesting age 19 is: no longer a child, not yet an adult; and especially how interesting and challenging that age would have been in 1940s wartime America, for both women and men. Beautifully written.
Diredefender
This novel is a flowing, lyrical account of a nineteen year-old girl who takes a train ride cross-country to visit and care for her alcoholic mother. En route she meets an ex-lover of her mother's and they fall in love.

The mother's beauty, ephemerality, self-centered absorption and her daughter's poetic entrapment and love for her mother form the basis of this wonderful book.
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