White Feathers

White Feathers

Book - 2014
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Eva Downey jumps at the chance to attend finishing school, especially as she is about to be pushed into marriage by her overbearing stepmother. There she finds kinship and, eventually, love. But the man she loves refuses to enlist when war breaks out in 1914, and her family forces her to give him a white feather of cowardice - an act of betrayal with devastating consequences.
Publisher: Dublin, Ireland : Brandon, an imprint of O'Brien, 2014.
ISBN: 9781847176394
Branch Call Number: LANIG
Characteristics: 425 pages ; 23 cm

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Jun 08, 2016

Susan Lanigan’s White Feathers explores some thought-provoking questions: What is the fallout of a moral predicament that inevitably leads to betrayal? Who is responsible for the results of bad decisions? Do individuals take responsibility for their actions, or denounce the system that lead to them?
The book is well researched and well written. Sometimes infuriating, too. Whether or not you agree with the conclusions, White Feathers is a provocative read. A promising first novel.

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